This million seller brought the group a Grammy Award as "Best Vocal Group Performance of 1964". The flipside was another Lennon tune "I Should Have Known Better".




In 1963 Noel Rodgers, the British representative for United Artists Records, was witnessing Beatlemania in London and was convinced it would soon make it to the United States. He approached United Artists film division with the idea of offering the Beatles a three-picture deal so they could also obtain three Beatles soundtracks. There main interest was getting the Beatles on record so they opted for a low budget film with Walter Shenson heading it. Shenson chose Dick Lester as his director. When the first meeting, to discuss the deal, was arranged with Brian Epstein UA was prepared to offer the Beatles 25% of the net profits. They were very surprised when Brian Epstein told them he wouldn't take less than 7 1/2% ! After Epstein's stumble, and with a little help from the Beatles' lawyer, the Beatles got 25%.

The film was budgeted at 200,000 pounds. The production company was Proscenium Films. It was decided that the film would be black and white. Robert Freeman was hired to do the opening title sequence. Wilfred Brambell was hired to play Paul's grandfather, Victor Spinetti as a manic television director, and Norman Rossington as the group's road manager. The official announcement about the making of the film was given in December 1963. Shooting began on 2 March 1964 and lasted for two months. Twickenham Studios Middlesex, was the setting for the interior scenes with location shooting taking place at several London locations. The train station was the Marylebone Station. It took six days to film the train sequences. The Beatles were on the train for about 2,500 miles, mainly between the London and Minehead routes. The Scala Theatre, in Charlotte Street, London was the setting for their performance before an audience on the television. One of the screaming fans in the television audience was later pop star recording artist Phil Collins.

The film was given a Royal World Premiere at the London Pavilion before HRH Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon on Monday, 6 July 1964. A Hard Day's Night proved to be an instant international success by taking in 14 million dollars on its initial release.




Full unused ticket for the London premiere of A Hard Day's Night that was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret and The Earl of Snowdon.



Full unused ticket for the Liverpool premiere of A Hard Days Night by the legendary Beatles! This was listed as a charity event, but turned into a lot more than that when the Lord Mayor led the Beatles into the ballroom at Town Hall to a standing ovation! An official yelled out "Liverpool has given the Beatles to the world!" Lennon upon hearing this remarked "and the world has lobbed us back at Liverpool!" Tony Barrow said "the population of Liverpool is said to be around 3/4 of a million." It was estimated afterwards that over one in four Liverpudlians turned out that Friday evening to line the ten mile route taken by the Beatles from Speke to the city center.



Invitation for a supper party after the Northern Premiere of the movie.


JAPANESE POSTER

BELGIUM POSTER



LYRICS

It's been a hard day's night
And I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night
I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel all right
You know I work all day
To get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say
Your're gonna get me everything
So why on earth should I moan
Cause when I get you alone
You know I'll feel okay
When I'm home
Everything seems to be right
When I'm home
Feeling you holding me tight
Tight, yeah
It's been a hard day's night
And I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night
I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel all right
So why on earth should I moan
Cause when I get you alone
You know I feel all right
When I'm home
Everything sees to be right
When I'm home
Feeling you holding me tight
Tight, yeah
It's been a hard day's night
And I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night
I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel all right
You know I feel all right
You know I feel all right









GERMAN POSTER



Theater Ticket



Billboard Poster


John and Paul were asked to come up with a song that matched the movie title "A Hard Day's Night". It was the first time they had been specifically commissioned to write a song and John was the first to produce the completed number. Reports credited Ringo with the catchy title, but it had actually appeared in one of John's sketches prior to this time. The single reached the No. 1 position both in England and America.