Billy Liar

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Billy Liar ★★★ 1963

A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and deadend job as an undertaker's assistant. Parallels James Thurber's story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” 94m/B VHS, DVD . GB Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Finlay Currie; D: John Schlesinger; W: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse; C: Denys Coop; M: Richard Rodney Bennett.