On this day in music history: February 22, 1965 - The Beatles begin principal photography on their second film “Help!” in Nassau, The Bahamas. Working once again with director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s Night”), the films plot (working title “Eight Arms To Hold You”) centers around a sacrificial ring that is sent to Ringo with the band being pursued by an evil eastern cult bent on either retrieving it or sacrificing the hapless drummer. Additional location shooting for the film takes place in Austria, as well as in the UK on Salisbury Plain, with the interiors being shot at Twickenham Studios in London. The comedic spoof is a huge success upon its opening in July along with its accompanying soundtrack album.
thanks to the most excellent Jeff Harris' blog 'Behind The Grooves