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Billy Liar, 1963

Billy Liar
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Written by: Keith Waterhouse
Language:  English
Country:  UK
Runtime:  98 min
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Billy Liar can be described as offbeat, touching, and humorous. The plot revolves around a humdrum life, the working class, and an imaginary kingdom. The main genres are drama and comedy. In terms of style, Billy Liar features realism. In approach, it is realistic. It is located in England. Billy Liar is adapted from a play and based on a book. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed.

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Billy Liar (1963)

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Billy Liar was an immediate sensation as first a novel, then a hit play--both written by Keith Waterhouse,... more

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Language: English
Country: UK
Release date: 16 December 1963
Runtime: 98 min

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Tom Courtenay Tom Courtenay As William Terrence 'Billy' Fisher
Julie Christie Julie Christie As Liz
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An imaginative, fascinating film.
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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.
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