The Beatles first movie since Help! (1965) was largely Sir Paul McCartney's project. The story follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a magic journey through the English countryside. Rather than a unified narrative, it becomes a series of psychedelic clips promoting various songs including "The Fool on the Hill", "Blue Jay Way", "Your Mother Should Know", "I Am the Walrus", and "Magical Mystery Tour". The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band are seen in a strip club playing "Death Cab for Cutie".
Did You Know?
watched the premiere with his family during a visit home to the U.K. His family found it strange and confusing, while Jones enjoyed its surreal qualities. See more
When Jimmy addresses the bus from the front, the next shot has him in his seat behind the driver. See more
I am your friendly Courier. Mister Bloodvessel is my name. Buster Bloodvessel.
Made in England by The Beatles See more
When the movie was first shown by the BBC in 1967, the beach scene involving Jessie Robins
and Ivor Cutler
, lasting nearly two minutes, was cut for unknown reasons. Yet when it was re-shown in the 70s, the scene was included. See more
Blue Jay Way
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more