25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘A Hard Day’s Night’


Paul’s quotes Shakespeare’s Hamlet to his dressing room mirror: “Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt… Zap!”

The tailor in the film is The Beatles’ real tailor.

A Hard Day’s Night scribe Alun Owen, who spent several days observing the band before writing the movie, created “types” for each of the musicians: Lennon was the smart-ass, Paul was the cute and sensible one, George was the quiet and shy type, while Ringo was the laconic clown.

“The Beatles” is never mentioned in the movie’s dialogue, but the band’s name appears throughout the film.

A teenage Phil Collins appears in the audience during a scene set to “You Can’t Do That,” but it was cut from the film.