The second Beatles' feature film is a comedy adventure, which follows the exploits of the group as they attempt to escape the clutches of an evil mysterious cult. Will The Beatles survive being eaten by tigers, being shrunk, gassed, blown up, or kidnapped?
The film was directed by Dick Lester and combines the Beatles' own sense of humour with antics from a leading cast of actors including Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti and Roy Kinnear.
The film includes a host of classic tracks such as Ticket To Ride, You're Going To Lose That Girl, and the title track, Help! (These are all featured on the soundtrack album).
Help! has been regarded by many as a parody of contemporary Bond films, complete with power crazy despots, mad inventors, and a caper through exotic locations including the Bahamas and the snowy mountains of Austria. It has also been credited as being the forerunner to contemporary rock musicals and pop videos.
It was good to make Help! and it's a nice film. It's funny. It's a very period film now. We just took it all very lightly, we'd had a laugh - and in the snow, all the snow scenes were cos the lads wanted a holiday, they were fed up working.