Billy Liar

Billy Liar

Criterion Collection Edition #121

Tom Courtenay gives a flawlessly nuanced performance as Billy Fisher, the underachieving undertaker’s assistant whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname “Billy Liar.” Julie Christie is the handbag-swinging charmer whose free spirit just might inspire Billy to finally move out of his parents’ house. Deftly veering from gritty realism to flamboyant fantasy, BILLY LIAR is a dazzling and uproarious classic.

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Billy Liar
  • Billy Liar

    Directed by John Schlesinger • 1963 • United Kingdom
    Starring Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie

    Tom Courtenay gives a flawlessly nuanced performance as Billy Fisher, the underachieving undertaker’s assistant whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname “Billy Liar.” Jul...

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  • BILLY LIAR Commentary

    The following commentary track, featuring director John Schlesinger and actors Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie, was recorded in London and Los Angeles in 2000.