FILM : Hard Day's Night, A
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Hard Day's Night, A 1964 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell London, Middlesex, Somerset, West Sussex
Director : Richard Lester   Production Company : Proscenium Films, Walter Shenson Films, Maljack Productions  Region : LONDON H-L,SOUTH EAST E-L,SOUTH WEST

Bound for a London show, the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the station before Paul's grandfather causes minor problems and they lose Ringo.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

Parts of the train sequence in the first 15 minutes of the film were shot on the Taunton to Minehead line, now the West Somerset Railway. Tim King has written an article here www.wsr.org.uk/beatles.htm which has a nice photo gallery.

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Hard Day's Night, A - The film opens with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr running to the station followed by a mob of fans. Paul Thompson identifies this as Boston place at the side of Marylebone station in London NW1.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani001. The film opens with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr running to the station followed by a mob of fans. Paul Thompson identifies this as Boston place at the side of Marylebone station in London NW1.

hadani001n. And Mark Myers provides a comparison picture which shows that the location is fairly unchanged.
(Modern Photo Added: 23-01-2016)

Hard Day's Night, A - The crowd follows the three musicians into the station. Marylebone Station on Melcombe Place in NW1.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani002. The crowd follows the three musicians into the station. Marylebone Station on Melcombe Place in NW1.

hadani002n. From a similar viewpoint.

Hard Day's Night, A - John, Ringo and George avoid the screaming hoard. Behind a screen that once stood between the concourse and the refreshment rooms at Marylebone station.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani003. John, Ringo and George avoid the screaming hoard. Behind a screen that once stood between the concourse and the refreshment rooms at Marylebone station.

hadani003n. Not completely convinced I've got the right spot. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-12-2009)

Hard Day's Night, A - Finding no way out, the boys climb over the screen and escape on a luggage barrow as its towed away.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani004. Finding no way out, the boys climb over the screen and escape on a luggage barrow as its towed away.

hadani004n. Again, right architecture but right place? SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 17-02-2016)

Hard Day's Night, A - Paul McCartney waits beside the train with his Grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell). Looking along platform 1 at Marylebone station.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani005. Paul McCartney waits beside the train with his Grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell). Looking along platform 1 at Marylebone station.

Hard Day's Night, A - On the journey to London, the Fab Four lark about when a grumpy gent sits in their reserved compartment. Through the window is Crowcombe railway station, Bakers Orchard near Crowcombe in Somerset. The station is now operated by the West Somerset Railway and was renamed Crowcombe Heathfield in 1991.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani006. On the journey to London, the Fab Four lark about when a grumpy gent sits in their reserved compartment. Through the window is Crowcombe railway station, Bakers Orchard near Crowcombe in Somerset. The station is now operated by the West Somerset Railway and was renamed Crowcombe Heathfield in 1991.

Hard Day's Night, A - In the buffet car, Norm (Norman Rossington) argues with Shake.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani007. In the buffet car, Norm (Norman Rossington) argues with Shake.

Hard Day's Night, A - The train arrives in London where more fans are held back by a police cordon. Marylebone station again.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani008. The train arrives in London where more fans are held back by a police cordon. Marylebone station again.

Hard Day's Night, A - A row of taxis stands in front of the band's limousine. Platforms 2 and 3 now occupy the site of the carriage road at Marylebone station.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani009. A row of taxis stands in front of the band's limousine. Platforms 2 and 3 now occupy the site of the carriage road at Marylebone station.

Hard Day's Night, A - The screaming fans flock around as John, Paul, George and Ringo run for their car. Marylebone station has been seen in many productions including 'The Beauty Jungle', 'The Ipcress File', 'Smashing Time' and 'Carry On Girls'.
Hard Day's Night, A

hadani010. The screaming fans flock around as John, Paul, George and Ringo run for their car. Marylebone station has been seen in many productions including 'The Beauty Jungle', 'The Ipcress File', 'Smashing Time' and 'Carry On Girls'.

hadani010n. I wonder why they changed the glassing in the roof. Certainly lighter. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 17-02-2016)

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