Billy Liar

John Schlesinger (director)
Keith Waterhouse (novel, screenwriter)
Willis Hall (screenwriter)
Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Finlay Currie (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1963. Collection of four vintage reference photographs from the 1963 film, all four showing director John Schlesinger on the set.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Based on the 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse. A working class teenager living with his parents in a small Yorkshire town spends his time dreaming and compulsively lying to others in order to distract himself from his boring job as an undertaker's clerk. A key film in the British New Wave, balancing the experimental techniques of the French New Wave with the gritty disillusionment of kitchen sink realism.

Shot on location in Bradford, Yorkshire.

10 x 8 inches. About Very Good, moderately edgeworn. One with light toning, and one with light creasing that has been reinforced with paper tape on the verso.

Criterion Collection 121.

[Book #158035]