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A Hard Day's Night (1964) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Richard Lester and produced by Denis O'Dell, David V. Picker and Walter Shenson.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringGeorge MartinNominated
Best WritingAlun OwenNominated
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T.V. Director: We are on in twenty minutes.
George: Can I say something?
T.V. Director: What?
George: I don't think it's very likely that we will go on. The law of averages is against it.


George: He's very fussy about his drums, you know. They loom large in his legend.


John: Hey he's reading the Queen... that's an in joke, you know.


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The song "You Can't Do That" was cut from the concert scene at the end of the film, but the scene in which it is performed is still intact.
The constant mention of Paul McCartney's grandfather being "very clean" are references to actor Wilfrid Brambell playing a rag-and-bone man in Steptoe and Son, featuring the catch-phrase, "You dirty old man." "Steptoe and Son" was remade in the US as Sanford and Son.
While Paul McCartney is singing "And I Love Her," the camera panning around him picks up an arc light that flashes straight into the lens. United Artists executives, reviewing the dailies and certain the shot had to be a mistake, asked producer Walter Shenson if he was aware of it; Shenson replied it had taken them all morning to get it like that.
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