Hard Day's Night

Audio problem: As George sings, "I'm happy just to dance with you" four girls stand next to Paul and Ringo as their boss comes out yelling at them to get back to work. If you look at Ringo, his drumming is in perfect sync with the song but Paul's bass playing is not. (00:54:35)


Audio problem: When Ringo turns on the transistor radio, he plays with the volume control, but the sound on the radio doesn't change until after he lifts his finger. (00:07:00)


Audio problem: During the show George stops playing as he yanks Paul's grandfather off the stage but we still hear his lead guitar riff in "She Loves You". (01:23:20)


Audio problem: A studio engineer tries to play with Ringo's drums and George says, "He's very fussy about his drums. They loom large in his legend," as he tries to tune his guitar. If you listen closely George is paying his fifth string while adjusting the tuning peg of his fourth string on his Rickenbacker. (00:32:25)


Audio problem: When Ringo is "parading" he comes out of a thrift shop wearing his new over coat and hat and tries to talk to a girl in a black jacket. We hear her say to him, "Get out of it, Shorty" but her lips are saying something entirely different. (01:00:40)


Audio problem: After the scene in the TV producer's office with George there's a shot of rehearsals going on at the TV studio with an older actor singing a German opera. His lips are mouthing something else. (00:45:15)


Audio problem: When George sings, "I don't need to hug or hold you tight" from "I'm happy just to dance with you" he's lip-syncing the wrong words. (00:54:00)


Audio problem: John stops strumming his guitar on the intro to "If I Fell" but we still hear the guitar playing. (00:32:35)


Audio problem: As The Beatles go out of the fire escape door Ringo shouts, "We're out" just before "Can't buy me love" starts playing. If you look closely at his lips he doesn't actually say anything. (00:37:25)


Audio problem: When they sing "I Should Have Known Better" for the TV show there's a shot of John playing his harmonica just before he sings, "Wo oo oo I" and the harmonica is still in his mouth as we hear him sing the beginning of the verse. (01:19:05)


Audio problem: While performing "And I Love Her", Ringo is playing the bongos but the audio is bongos and claves. This is an overdub from the three studio takes. Ringo can't play both instruments at the same time.

Audio problem: The television concert features three songs on which John played acoustic guitar, but he keeps his electric guitar the whole time.

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Audio problem: In the back of the train as his grandfather sits locked up Paul says, "Well you've got to admit you've upset a lot of people," and Paul's voice sounds natural. His voice in the next line sounds entirely different as he says, "At least I can keep my eye on you while you're stuck in here," and is an obvious over-dub done in another place. (00:13:15)


Continuity mistake: While looking for the canteen, George inadvertently wanders into a production office. The receptionist takes George in to see Simon, who believes George is there to audition for a testimonial for those "dead grotty" shirts. While the receptionist is sitting on Simon's desk, her legs are straight. After Simon says, "Because he isn't wearing one of these nasty things", her legs are instantly crossed. (00:43:50)

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Trivia: During one of the songs, Shake brings an amp onto the set. Watch as George proceeds to knock it over seconds later.

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Question: I don't get the whole "you look just like him" conversation that John has with that woman in the corridor. Could someone please tell me what it's all about?


Chosen answer: John is just messing with her. She recognizes him as being one of the famous Beatles, but he tells her that he's "not" John Lennon, to which she responds that "you look just like him." He finally convinces her that he is not John Lennon, and she tells him, "Actually, you don't look like him at all," to which the now-insulted John puts on his hat and leaves.


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