Billy Liar

Directed by John Schlesinger
Year: 1963
Running Time: 98 minutes
Country: U.K.
Language: English

Billy, a young man working as an undertaker's clerk in gloomy, North Country England, takes himself on frequent flights to "Ambrosia," a mythical kingdom where he is crowned king, general, or any hero of his heart's desire. Meanwhile, in reality, Billy's immaturity and lack of commitment have created problems for himself: he's engaged to two different girls, simultaneously, while in love with a third; he's in hot water with his employer, having spent all the postage money without his permission; and his dream of becoming a famous scriptwriter seems doomed to failure. The only person in his life capable of bringing him down to earth is his third love interest, Liz.

Cast
Tom Courtenay
Wilfred Pickles
Mona Washbourne
Ethel Griffies

Crew
Directed by John Schlesinger