Help!
Year:
1965
Country:
UK
Genre:
Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
IMDB rating:
7.0
Director:
Richard Lester
John Bluthal as Bhuta
Bruce Lacey as Lawnmower
Patrick Cargill as Superintendent
Peter Copley as Jeweller
Alfie Bass as Doorman
Leo McKern as Clang
Roy Kinnear as Algernon
Eleanor Bron as Ahme
Wendy Richard as Lady Macbeth (scenes deleted)
Storyline: An Eastern cult discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo, drummer of The Beatles band has it; sent by the girl (who's to be sacrificed) as a gift. Clang, Ahme, Bhuta and several cult members leave for London to retrieve the ring. After several failed attempts to steal the ring, they confront him in an Indian restaurant. Ringo learns that if he does not return the ring soon, he will become the next sacrifice. Ringo then discovers that the ring is stuck on his finger. Its a race against time; John, Paul, and George try to protect their friend while they're all being chased not only by Clang and his minions, but also by two mad scientists and the chief inspector of Scotland yard. Will Ringo be saved, or will he be sacrificed?
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Reviews
Help
The British musical film HELP ! Is a good movie for the Beatles fans because there is a wide choice of music, however I have absolutely not understood the story of this film I found that she did not really make sense and I prefer movies with a concrete history because I find it more difficult to dive into the movie and to be interested by the film when the story is 'absurd' if can say it like that. I find even though the characters were well integrated in their role and that some passage of the film was funny. I think this movie can be a enjoyable to looking with friends or family, but especially the ideal film to watch if you are a big fan of the Beatles!
2015-05-03
A brief glimpse into the end of an era of "innocence"
Of all the various Beatles transformations out there, I have to admit that I liked them best from late 1964 to mid-1966. During this era, they morphed from the "innocent" fab four into the pre-mystical Beatles that came about in late 1965 with the advent of their wonderful "Rubber Soul" lp.

Yes, I loved these guys from this era of time. If you're old enough to have experienced the British Invasion, then you can show an appreciation of how the music once was: short and sweet. To put it simply, most pop music that came out of this era was short (around 2 minutes and 30 seconds) and sweet enough to reveal a new type of rock n' roll that never existed before the advent of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Chad and Jeremy, the Dave Clark 5, etc, etc, etc.

It's too bad that this era didn't last long enough for us to enjoy. Before you knew it, it was gone like a morning mist. Even the American versions of garage rock, like Gary Lewis & the Playboys and the Turtles disappeared as discontent with the establishment and Vietnam sapped all of the collective innocence out of us.

It was an era of music that was, in essence, non-political; Beatles music, as well as other bands, were geared toward boy-girl love relationships and that was all. Barry McGuire then blew us out of the water with his "Eve of Destruction" around September, 1965. This, of course, caught the Beatles by surprise and they quickly changed their music from the typical "love songs" and became more creative in their talents by releasing "Day Tripper" with "We Can Work It Out" as a flip side.

"Help!" is a remnant of the final days of "innocence", when Vietnam was just entering the nightly news night after night after night and when the domestic disturbances on college campuses and ghettos was coming to a head.

This is what "Help!" represents to those who study this era. It was still a time when we could still help to avoid the problems that were beginning to plague American culture, society and politics. It still showed the Beatles as innocent and fun-loving mop tops that many people still prefer over their re-emergence as mystical, drug-experimenting replacements two years hence. I know that I still prefer them as innocent mop tops, but reality has shown that they were far from innocent even during their early days in Hamburg.

All that aside, this is still my favorite era of Beatledom.
2008-02-24
Help! Crazy movie but still an unavoidable film of the Beatles and is story
Help!is a movie filmed in color,a movie directed by Richard Lester. The movie was the second film after "A Hard Days Night". The film is set in the capital of England,London. The plot starts with a cult who discovers that the sacrificial ring is missing. Ringo the drummer of the Beatles band has it.It was sent by a girl, who's to be sacrificed as a gift. Help!is a charmingly goofy fun movie, the music is very good. Ringo becomes targeted by a group of obsessed oriental mystic people. The Beatles run away from London to the Swiss and to the Bahamas. Ringo of course is constantly on the run in this movie. I liked this movie,it's a nonsense movie and it's nice and funny, in addition it's filmed in color. Even if this was more than fifteen years it is an absolute must-see. The cast is excellent with of course the Beatles band,composed with Geoge Harrinson,John Lennon,Paul Mc Cartney and Ringo Starr. The storyline is exciting, the acting is enthralling. On scale of 0 to 10, I give this film an eight, I think it is a good mark. My recommendation about this movie it is well worth seeing! It's a great piece of film making,don't miss it. And finally,fans of the Beatles will no doubt be thrilled about it.

Ines Jabla, School Albert Camus
2015-05-03
Beatles Classic
Although not as critically acclaimed as The Beatles' previous movie "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!" is equally as entertaining. In my opinion, the plot is much more interesting because it takes The Beatles to different locations around the world instead of just movie sets and hotel rooms. The first movie was to show how The Beatles lived everyday life and "Help!" was a fresh departure from this. I believe that this film is much more fun because John, Paul, George, and Ringo are having fun and so will you.
1998-11-14
Not that good
Hard Days Night (HDN) was quite good, Help was awful. If I had watched the directors comment I would have been even more disappointed. He was right on in analysis but execution failed. It was not that funny, had stupid instead of rye humor, really dumb story line. I cant understand why HDN was so good and this so bad. It was bad in 1966 when I saw it and bad in 2015 when I watched it again. I knew it was bad but just watched HDN again and gave it a chance. Mistake.

It is the story line and dialog that was bad, not the cast (support actors were fair, Beatles were Beatles). Directing was OK given the poor script but I just don't understand why it was approved by Beatles and director, who normally have better taste.

It was silly rather than clever. I thought there was more plausible plot in HDN. And more cohesive and connected continuity too. Help was just a collection of silly scenes not much connected together except for returning to the the stupid plot-line occasionally.
2015-01-18
Ring for Ringo with love and peace!
The Beatles first film led to an Oscar nomination for best screenplay and was wildly successful just like their songs.

So they quickly followed it up with a bigger budget and some foreign location shooting. Its apparently inspired by the Marx Brothers film, Duck Soup and the James Bond adventures with lashings of the Goon Show and contains some things that might later inspire the Month Python team a few years later.

Again we have more Beatles songs, zany humour, a plot involving an Eastern cult wanting to take a sacrificial ring from Ringo's finger. Its all very knockabout and interestingly to note that even then The Beatles displayed an interest in Eastern culture and philosophy.
2013-08-01
"I am not what I seem!"
Released in 1964, 'A Hard Day's Night' was a movie classic. 'Help', which came out a year later, had the potential to be better still; a bigger budget, colour, exotic locations, top-notch British character actors of the calibre of Leo McKern, Patrick Cargill, Victor Spinetti and Roy Kinnear. Yet despite all these plus factors, it turned out to be a major disappointment.

Having wisely retained the services of director Richard Lester, producer Walter Shenson inexplicably failed to hold onto writer Alun Owen. Marc Behm and Charles Wood's script for 'Help!' is, frankly, dreadful. The plot - such as it is - concerns a mystic Eastern sect who pursue the Fab Four all over the world in an effort to recover a sacred ring, which has somehow gotten stuck on Ringo's finger. For sheer inanity, it gives the worst of Elvis Presley's celluloid efforts a run for their money. Much of the Goonish humour seems forced, and the cast constantly winking at the audience grows wearing. Sadly missed are Norman Rossington, John Junkin and Wilfred Brambell from the first film.

John Lennon later likened 'Help!' to the 'Batman' television series. I think it has more in common with 'The Monkees'. Arch plots such as this were routine in that show.

The decision to turn 'Help!' into a larger-than-life action comedy is the main reason for its artistic failure. The pseudo-documentary look of 'Night' suited The Beatles down to the ground; all they had to do was be themselves. Here they are required to react to bizarre happenings, and aren't able to convince themselves, let alone the audience. Their frequent cries of 'ho ho ho' leads one to believe they were so high on pot they forgot they were making a film. Lennon's comment about how they 'became extras in their own film' is accurate. With McKern, Cargill and Spinetti hamming it up outrageously, and Eleanor Bron looking stunningly sexy in Julie Harris' costumes, how could it have been otherwise?

The best gags in 'Help!' are visual, such as The Beatles simultaneously entering four houses and being reunited in a single room, and Patrick Cargill getting out of a small plane to be greeted by a massive flight of steps. But the overall impression is one of complacency on the part of the production team. They knew that the film was likely to make a mint, so were not too concerned with minor details such as a script.

'Help!' only comes to life when The Beatles perform; the 'Ticket To Ride' sequence in the Austrian Alps is stunning ( love the notes on the telegraph lines ), as is the 'Another Girl' section in the Bahamas. My favourite, though, is 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'. Marvellous photography throughout. Its no wonder that Lester later became regarded as the 'father' of M.T.V.

An underrated aspect of 'Help!' is the incidental music. Ken Thorne caught the Bond-like atmosphere to a tee, and even includes a clever homage to Monty Norman's 'James Bond Theme' at one point.

'Help!' is a relic from the time when The Beatles were conquering the world. Its worth watching for the music, but it could and should have been so much better.
2007-10-28
Exhibits Beatles' Comedic Skills
Help! is a film directed by Richard Lester.It features The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — together with Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal, Roy Kinnear and Patrick Cargill. It was the second feature film made by the Beatles and is a comedy adventure which sees the group come up against an evil cult. The soundtrack was released as an album entitled Help!.

The Beatles again aim for a mix of goofy comedy and sterling pop music. A sacred ruby ring comes into Ringo's possession, attracting the unwelcome attention of an exotic religious cult and forcing the boys to go on the run. This chase narrative is thankfully never taken too seriously, serving mainly as an excuse for colorful excursions to international locations from Europe to the Bahamas. The musical numbers include such classic tunes as "Ticket to Ride","You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Help!".

This is already a dated musical comedy but it can still be a fun romp with the legendary Beatles as it provides great music and entertainment.Obviously,loyal Beatles fans will overlook the flaws this movie has and will still rate it excellently satisfying.Finally,it also shows the Beatles' skill in comedy aside from singing and songwriting.
2012-09-15
It's a hit !!!
The film was directed by Richard Lester in 1965. It is a comedy starring all the Beatles group. Richard Lester gave them personality traits and they totally match and embody them nicely.

The plot is absolutely surprising, at the beginning we think the story will be about the career of the Beatles, a biopic of them but in fact it is a story totally apart from what we imagine. Yest they are the Beatles and famous as in real life but it is not a biopic.

The main character seems to be Ringo, because he is the one who has the ring, the fact that his name is Ringo and that sounds similar to "ring" seems to be a pun but apparently it is not the reason why is Ringo who has the ring.

In the movie, musics has a major place. It gives rhythm to actions and makes them more funny or exciting. In a way, just like a cartoon for kids, where music is based on actions and changes with them.

So, not surprisingly, music is very good, as it is the Beatles, so almost everyone will like it. The style of the movie, like the Beatles' house, the places where they go, the clothes of the Eastern cult, all that gives the movie a unique and really interesting style, that I personally really appreciate.
2015-05-31
35 Year Old Movie But Still Love It
This movie always takes me back to when I first saw it in the theater in the summer of 1965. I was a very big Beatle fan but was only ten years old, so when I spent my little bit of money that I had to see this movie; I loved it even more.

This movie is not just for Beatle fans. It's a film or video your entire family can watch. Viewing this movie may even make some Beatle converts.
2000-03-06
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