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Help! Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Roy Kinnear

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The Beatles' second feature film paired them once again with director Richard Lester, but with more of a plot (such as it is), a broader geographical canvas, and filmed in rich color. A fan sends Ringo a large ring which turns out to be the ceremonial item worn by the chosen victim of a mysterious Asian cult, which proceeds to chase our hero down with murderous intent. Also in hot pursuit are a pair of eccentric scientists who are convinced the ring has great powers; a member of another cult that no longer believes in human sacrifice, who wants to help our boy; and the London bobbies, who also have protection in mind. This 1965 James Bond-ish adventure takes the boys from trendy London to the ski slopes of Switzerland and the beaches of the Bahamas. The silliness prefigures Monty Python and Douglas Adams. And aside from the title cut, "Ticket to Ride," and "She's a Woman," the soundtrack includes less well-known gems such as "The Night Before," "Another Girl," and "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   spies    -   adults acting eccentric

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Switzerland Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   skiing off Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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