Help! (film)

1965 film by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles

Help! is the title of a 1965 film starring The Beatles.

In the film, Ringo is wearing a sacrificial ring that won't come off of his finger. The cult that the ring belongs to chases Ringo and the other Beatles from Britain, to the Alps, to the Bahamas, trying the whole way to sacrifice Ringo to their god.

Written by Marc Behm and Charles Wood. Directed by Richard Lester.
Stop worrying! HELP! is on the way!

Ringo Starr Edit

  • [At the man standing on his head] Is it nasty this ring?
  • I like operations. They give you a sense of outlook, don't they?
  • Get sacrificed! I don't subscribe to your religion!
  • They have to paint me red before they chop me. It's a different religion than ours...I think.
  • (regarding a broken ladder) All the rungs have been neatly sawed in the middle!
  • [on the phone] Hello, this is the famous Ringo.

George Harrison Edit

  • [After seeing a smoking curling stone] Hey, it's a thingy! A fiendish thingy!
  • Doesn't the Eastern flavour come rather expensive?

John Lennon Edit

  • Jeweller, you've failed!
  • Scientist! You've failed Scientist!
  • [Watching a man standing on his head] Doesn't the blood rush to your head, sir?
  • Now see what you've done with your filthy Eastern ways!

Paul McCartney Edit

  • My skin's soaked right through to the skin!
  • Ew, I'm all sticky! You're all red.
  • [Watching a belly dancer] Doesn't the blood rush to your stomach?

Dialogue Edit

George: Hey, there might be some insurance!
John: I wouldn't think of such a thing! [under his breath] Find out, eh?

Ringo: There's more here than meets the eye!
Sub-text reads' "Everyone laughs at Ringo's sudden apprehension."
George: Ho ho!
John: Ho.
George: Ho ho.
John: Ho.
[Continues on]

Ringo: [Points at red blob on his shoe] We thought that was you.
Paul: No, that's not me.

[John recites a poem from In His Own Write as Ringo's arm is trapped inside a mailbox]
John: What are you doing?
Ringo: Posting a letter.

John: How do you feel?
Ringo: I used to use me hands.
John: He used to use his hands.

Superindendent Gluck: And so this is the famous Beatles.
[Beatles nod and smile]
Superintendent: And how far do you think you'll get?
John: Can't say fairer than that. Great Train Robbery, how's that going, eh?

Superintendent: Allow me, I'm a bit of a famous mimic in my own small way you know. James Cagney... [imitating Ringo on the phone] Hey, this is the famous Ringo here, gear fab...
George: Not a bit like Cagney.

Paul: [To washerwoman] Do you know Clang?
Washerwoman: I'm his mother, and he's a good boy!

[At Scotland Yard]
John: Hold on, it's them! Only me and Paul know we're here.
George: I know we're here.

George: Hey, you're all red again.
Ringo: I know, I'm beginning to like it!

[John is having a bowl of soup]
John: What's this? [Pulling out a slip of paper]
Ringo: It's a season ticket. What did you think?
John: Oh, I like a lot of seasoning in my soup.

Ringo: What was it that first attracted you to me?
John: Well, you're very polite, aren't you?

Ringo: The fire brigade once got my head out of some railings.
John: Did you want them to?
Ringo: No. I used to put it there when I wasn't using it for school. You can see a lot of the world from railings.

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