Billy Liar

Billy Liar

Tom Courtenay
Director: John Schlesinger Cast: Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
, Julie Christie
Julie Christie
, Wilfred Pickles
Wilfred Pickles
John Schlesinger

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Billy Fisher (Tom Courtenay) is known to his blue-collar British mates as Billy Liar because of his vivid imagination. This film version of the Keith Waterhouse-Willis Hall stage play "visualizes" some of Billy's more outrageous fabrications. He periodically escapes the drudgery of his job at a funeral parlor by conjuring up impossible adventures, usually involving the conquest of women. In one of her first film roles, Julie Christie plays one of two "real" girls who wish that Billy would come down to earth and pop the question. Following this film adaptation, Billy Liar was transformed into a stage musical, and later resurfaced as a British TV series.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2020
UPC: 0738329245290
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 22,997

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Courtenay Billy Fisher
Julie Christie Liz
Wilfred Pickles Geoffrey Fisher
Mona Washbourne Alice Fisher
Finlay Currie Duxbury
Ethel Griffies Florence
Rodney Bewes Arthur Crabtree
Helen Fraser Barbara
George Innes Eric Stamp
Leonard Rossiter Shadrack
Godfrey Winn Himself
Ernest Clark Prison Governor
Leslie Randall Danny Boone
Gwendolyn Watts Rita
George Ghent Actor
Patrick Barr Insp. Macdonald
Anna Wing Mrs. Crabtree

Technical Credits
John Schlesinger Director
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Roger Cherrill Editor
Denys Coop Cinematographer
Willis Hall Screenwriter
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Janni Producer
Jack Rix Associate Producer
Ray Simm Production Designer
Keith Waterhouse Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Billy Liar
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [11:48]
2. Chapter 2 [11:31]
3. Chapter 3 [10:09]
4. Chapter 4 [15:56]
5. Chapter 5 [7:23]
6. Chapter 6 [8:15]
7. Chapter 7 [15:15]
8. Chapter 8 [8:47]
9. Chapter 9 [9:23]

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