Filming: A Hard Day’s Night

George Harrison filmed his solo scene for A Hard Day’s Night on this morning at Twickenham Film Studios.

George Harrison in A Hard Day's Night, 13 April 1964

There was one piece of dialogue where I say, ‘Oh, I’m not wearing that – that’s grotty!’ [Scriptwriter] Alun Owen made that up; I didn’t. People have used that word for years now. It was a new expression: grotty – grotesque.

I suppose he thought that being from Liverpool, he knew our kind of humour. If there was something we really didn’t like, I don’t suppose we would have done it – though by the time we got to Help! (in 1965) we were cocky enough to change the dialogue as we liked. Alun wrote a scene about us being harassed by the press – which was a real part of our daily duty. They would ask things like, ‘How did you find America?’ and we’d say, ‘Turn left at Greenland.’

George Harrison

In the afternoon Harrison and John Lennon filmed the bathroom scene, again at Twickenham. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were not present.

Last updated: 8 April 2019
Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Filming: A Hard Day's Night
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