This is a teen musical directed by Richard Lester highlighting a brief UK fad, dixieland jazz--the original Brit title was IT'S TRAD, DAD--that led to his being hired for A HARD DAY'S NIGHT. Along with bands like the Temperance Seven, it features the great pop singer Helen Shapiro, whom the Beatles toured with before they hit the bigtime, but the producer, Milton Subotsky, didn't want to pay for the rights to her best material, so the songs she sings, unfortunately, are underwhelming. Lester's direction is already kinetic and surreal, but while it's definitely worth a look, I don't know whether it's worth owning.
Wow, the roots of A Hard Day's Night are clearly visible here with Lester peppering the film with bits of absurdist mischief, and both films shot by Gil (Star Wars) Taylor. Also Derek Nimmo (magician Leslie Jackson in Hard Day's Night) has some fun moments as a head waiter.