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Billy Liar (1963)

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Tom Courtenay Tom Courtenay
Billy Fisher
Wilfred Pickles Wilfred Pickles
Geoffrey Fisher
Mona Washbourne Mona Washbourne
Alice Fisher
Ethel Griffies Ethel Griffies
Grandma Florence
Finlay Currie Finlay Currie
Duxbury
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser
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Description: A young man named Billy works a dull job at a funeral home. He escapes reality with frequent vivid daydream fantasies, especially involving the seduction of women. Billy gets in increasing trouble with having to lie to cover his mistakes, and his real family and girlfriend try to help him return to reality. ... (more)
Release date: 16 September 1963
UPC: 037429159224
Tags: Comedy (4), British (4), 1963 (3), Drama (3), Illness (3), Romance (3), Criterion (2), 1960s (2), New Wave (2), Mind (2), Contact (2), Dreaming (2), Flights Of Fancy (1), Dreamer (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), MMG (1), Kitchen Sink (1), Altered States (1), Spiritual Cinema (1)
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"A young funeral clerk is bored with his life and builds a world of elaborate lies to compensate for it. This is tagged as a classic kitchen sink drama. It's a good portrayal of working class life up in Yorkshire in the early 60's. While Billy is not a likable person due to the way he treats people, they all seem to put up with him and give him a second, third and fourth chance. Tom Courtney's performance is excellent, he plays Billy as a mixture of dreamer and low-grade sociopath, drawing both o"


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