Exemplifying their status as sort of the po’ folks’ Beatles, the Dave Clark Five premiered a movie, Catch Us If You Can (later renamed Having a Wild Weekend in the US version) in London on this day a half-century ago, and a bit less than a year after A Hard Day’s Night. Here’s the opening credits featuring the title song, and the expected band hijinks.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.