Billy Liar

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

One of the seminal British working-class films of the 1960s, BILLY LIAR is a first-rate comedy-fantasy that features Tom Courtenay in a role which Albert Finney had played in the stage version by Waterhouse and Hall. No one will argue the plot's derivation--James Thurber's classic short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," with Courtenay as Billy Fisher,...read more

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Billy Liar - Official Trailer
04:08 — A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienat (more…)
(Movie Clip) Ambrosia
Ignoring his Mum, Dad and Gram (Mona Washbourne, Wilfred Pickles and Ethel Griffies) Billy (Tom Courtenay) enjoys a waking dream (featuring Julie Chri (more…)
(Movie Clip) Genius Or Madman?
Stuck with his un-mailed calendars, Billy (Tom Courtenay) imagines himself a crusading writer under-cover in prison, released to universal acclaim in (more…)
(Movie Clip) Grateful!
Billy (Tom Courtenay) arrives home for a climactic confrontation with his father (Wilfred Pickles) in John Schlesinger's Billy Liar, 1963.
(Movie Clip) We Will Build Towers!
Still trying to dispose of useless calendars, Billy (Tom Courtenay) leaves home, passes a football match, and imagines himself ruler of Ambrosia in Jo (more…)
(Movie Clip) Twisterella
After dodging two different dates, Billy (Tom Courtenay), finds Liz (Julie Christie) at the Locarno Dance Hall then claims a song-writing credit in Jo (more…)

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  • Review: One of the seminal British working-class films of the 1960s, BILLY LIAR is a first-rate comedy-fantasy that features Tom Courtenay in a role which Albert Finney had played in the stage version by Waterhouse and Hall. No one will argue the plot's derivatio… (more)

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