That'll Be The Day Poster Original Daybill 1973 David Essex Ringo Starr
Rare Daybill Poster with great artwork of Beatle Ringo Starr. That'll Be the Day is a 1973 British coming of age drama film directed by Claude Whatham, written by Ray Connolly, and starring David Essex, Rosemary Leach and Ringo Starr (Beatles). Set primarily in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the film tells the story of Jim MacLaine (Essex), a British teenager raised by his single mother (Leach). Jim rejects society's conventions and pursues a hedonistic and sexually loose lifestyle, harming others and damaging his close relationships in the process. The cast also featured several prominent musicians who had lived through the era portrayed, including Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Keith Moon, and John Hawken. Ringo Starr was cast as Mike after Connolly, who had never been to a holiday camp, consulted him and former Beatles road manager Neil Aspinall about their Butlins memories. Aspinall also helped to put together the camp band that appeared in the film. The film was a hit at the box office and was one of the most popular movies of 1973 at the British box office.The success of That'll Be the Day led to a sequel, Stardust, that followed the life of Jim MacLaine through the 1960s and 1970s.