Billy Liar (PG)

Director John Schlesinger. 1963 Comedy/Drama/Romance


Billy is stuck in his dead-end job. Shadrack is his hard driving, humorless employer who scolds young Billy for his constant daydreaming. Billy has two women on a string who believe he will marry them: but he is a pathological liar and reverts to an imaginary world where he dreams he is the dictator of a fictional country... He takes comfort in an understanding girl named Liz.

Starring Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Surprisingly and gratifyingly received by a larger audience than expected for a 60's film who judged it Excellent. For me though, the bizarre, fantasy and often hilarious film was spoiled by a disappointing ending.