Poster for the Beatles’ Help! 1965.

The world premiere of the Beatles’ second film ‘Help!’ took place on this day 50 years ago, at the London Pavillion. Over 10,000 fans greeted the Beatles’ black Rolls-Royce as it arrived for the premiere.  

After the screening the Beatles attended a party at the Dorchester Hotel.

Directed by Richard Lester, the Beatles described the Marx Brothers as being the influence for the film; particularly 1933’s 'Duck Soup’.

1.Poster for the Beatles’ Help! 1965. 

2.Posters for the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup and the Beatles’ Help!.

3.The Beatles filming Help! in Austria, 1965.