Billy Liar (1963)

Billy Liar
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tom Courtenay Actor Billy Fisher 1 1000001
Julie Christie Actor Liz 1 1000002
Wilfred Pickles Actor Geoffrey Fisher--Billy's Father 1 1000003
Mona Washbourne Actor Alice Fisher--Billy's Mother 1 1000004
Ethel Griffies Actor Grandmother Florence--Billy's Grandmother 1 1000005
Finlay Currie Actor Duxbury 1 1000006
Rodney Bewes Actor Arthur Crabtree 1 1000007
Helen Fraser Actor Barbara 1 1000008
George Innes Actor Eric Stamp 1 1000009
Leonard Rossiter Actor Shadrack 1 1000010
Gwendolyn Watts Actor Rita 1 1000011
Patrick Barr Actor Inspector MacDonald 1 1000012
Godfrey Winn Actor Disc Jockey 1 1000013
Ernest Clark Actor Prison Governor 1 1000014
Leslie Randall Actor Danny Boon--TV Comic 1 1000015
Anna Wing Actor Mrs Crabtree 1 1000016
Elaine Stevens Actor Danny's Secretary 1 1000017
George Ghent Actor Danny's PRO 1 1000018
Flo Fallows Actor 1st Prostitute 1 1000019
Alice Woos Actor 2nd Prostitute 1 1000020
Douglas Clarke Actor Serviceman 1 1000021
Jack Cunningham Actor Ticket Examiner 1 1000022
Lester Legh Actor Bandleader 1 1000023
John Schlesinger Director n/a 2 2000001
Joseph Janni Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jack Rix Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Keith Waterhouse Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Willis Hall Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Keith Waterhouse Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000003
Keith Waterhouse Play as Source Material ("Billy Liar") 120972 4000004
Willis Hall Play as Source Material ("Billy Liar") 120972 4000005
Charles Blair Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Frank Ernst Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jim Brennan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Pamela Mann Continuity n/a 890 5000004
Denys N Coop Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jack Atchelor Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Harry Gillard Photography stills 120835 6000003
Neil Binney Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000004
Michael Rutter Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000005
Roger Cherrill Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jack Gardner Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Jean Short Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Richard Rodney Bennett Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Hollingsworth Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000002
Keith Waterhouse Theme Lyrics lyrics("Twisterella") 120861 8000003
Willis Hall Theme Lyrics lyrics("Twisterella") 120861 8000004
Ken Bridgeman Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Ray Simm Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Miriam Brickman Casting n/a 179 10000001
Joyce James Hair hairstyles 120794 13000001
Bob Lawrence Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Laura Nightingale Wardrobe wardrobe mistress 120823 13000003
Ron Beck Wardrobe wardrobe master 120823 13000004
Tom Buchanan Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
Peter Handford Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Aalbert Lott Grip n/a 365 15000001
Frank Robertson Electrician chargehand electrician 450 15000002
Dennis Maddison Props prop buyer 120817 24000001
John Feehan Props n/a 120817 24000002
Phil Meighan Props n/a 120817 24000003
Tom Brooker Props n/a 120817 24000004
John Goldstone Assistant (to producer) 120820 25000001
Martin Atkinson Other draftsman 120795 26000001
Ann Skinner Other production secretary 120795 26000002
Synopsis
Billy Fisher, is a lazy, wildly inventive, daydreaming, irresponsible clerk in north country town possessed with an extraordinarily vivid imagination and an inability to tell the truth for more than two minutes running. Working as an undertaker's clerk, and unable to come to grips with the drab reality of his life--or with his own lack of direction--he treats his girlfriends and his family irresponsibly and spends his time retreating into that daydream world where he is the dictator of an imaginary country.
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