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1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity to run away and leave it all behind.

Cast: Tom Courtenay , Julie Christie , Wilfred Pickles , Mona Washbourne , Ethel Griffies , Finlay Currie ,

Director: John Schlesinger

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Continental Distributing Inc., Rialto Pictures

Billy Liar (1963)

Release Date: December 16th, 1963|1 hr. 38 min.

critic reviews (5)
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  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A pungent pleasure from start to finish. show more

  • 90
    Dana Stevens The New York Times

    One of the great movies of the 1960's, but it has been, in this country at least, maddeningly elusive. In spite of its bitter edge, Billy Liar is pure Ambrosia. show more

  • 80
    Jessica Winter Village Voice

    Often seems less a British new wave front-runner than a charming nouvelle vague tagalong, show more

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