Ep #8 - Musicals in 1964

A Hard Day’s Night  (1964)

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)


1964 was the year that Rock’n’Roll decided it was here to stay, at least in America’s cinemas. It was a year that represented a real turning point for movie musicals, with enduring classics of both the old style and the new style making their premieres, as well as a great number of notable others from a variety of cinematic and musical approaches. Join Jenna and Bart as they traverse the entire spectrum of ‘60s musicals in a single year–including some of their all-time favorites, a few guilty pleasures, and a couple real pieces of junk too.

The following films are discussed:

My Fair Lady (1964)
Directed by George Cukor
Starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

Mary Poppins (1964)
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Directed by Jacques Demy
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon

Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Directed by George Sidney
Starring Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova

Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Directed by William Asher
Starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Directed by Richard Lester
Starring The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington


The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Roustabout (1964), Kissin' Cousins (1964), The Pleasure Seekers (1964), The Horror of Party Beach (1964), The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964), Bikini Beach (1964), Pajama Party (1964), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964), The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)