Billy Liar (1963) - Watch Online. Directed by John Schlesinger

Genres Comedy     Drama     Romance    
IMDb rating
Writers Willis Hall (play)
Willis Hall (screenplay)
Keith Waterhouse (novel)
Keith Waterhouse (play)
Keith Waterhouse (screenplay)
Country UK
Language English
Runtime 98 min
Awards 2002 Berlin International Film Festival
Billy Liar 1963
Plot A young British clerk in a gloomy North Country undertaker's office, Billy is bombarded daily by the propaganda of the media that all things are for the asking. This transparently false doctrine, coupled with the humdrum job and his wild imagination, leads him on frequent flights to "Ambrosia," a mythical kingdom where he is crowned king, general, lover or any idealized hero the real situation of the moment makes him desire. His vacillating commitment and post-adolescent immaturity have created situations which make Ambrosia all the more attractive. He's succeeded in becoming engaged to two different girls, simultaneously, while in love with a third, Liz. He's in hot water with his employer, having spent a rather large sum of postage money on his personal frivolities. And last, but not least, his dream of becoming a highly-paid, famous scriptwriter in London seems doomed to failure. The only person in his life capable of bringing him down to earth is Liz, and she's having a difficult time of it. Finally, he gets his life sufficiently in order to leave for London with his true love. Billy still hasn't come to grips with the real world by the end of the film. He leaves the train to buy milk from a vending machine and watches the train slowly pull out for London with Liz aboard. He returns to the more comfortable shelter of his parents home, Ambrosia and his imagination.... see Billy Liar on IMDb

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A collection of four films featuring one of Britain's most versatile actresses, Julie Christie. This set includes THE GO-BETWEEN, BILLY LIAR, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD and DARLING.
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