Billy Liar

"Very Good"

Billy Liar Review


Billy Fisher isn't even an undertaker -- he's an undertaker's assistant. Against this pathetic profession he finds himself so bored silly that he daydreams constantly of a land where he's a military hero and ruler, and the two meet at random throughout the film. More and more, Billy dreams of escaping his horrible life, planning to run off to London with girlfriend Liz (Julie Christie). But can he do it? Billy Liar is on the repetitive side, but John Schlesinger's imagination in interpreting the source material makes it worthwhile. The ending remains one of cinema's great mysteries -- not in what happens on screen, but why it happens. Discuss amongst yourselves.


Billy Liar

Facts and Figures

Genre: Comedies

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Monday 16th December 1963

Distributed by: Continental

Production compaines: Vic Films Productions, Waterfall Prouctions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher, as Geoffrey Fisher, as Alice Fisher, as Florence, Billy's grandmother, as Duxbury, Gwendolyn Watts as Rita, Helen Fraser as Barbara, as Liz, as Emanuel Shadrack, Rodney Bewes as Arthur Crabtree

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