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"Billy Liar" quotes

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A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall
Production: N/A
Year: 1963
MetaScore: 82/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 16 Dec 1963
Awards: Nominated for 6 BAFTA 7 nominations total
Ha ha ha - Billy Liar 00:22 Ha ha ha Liz do you find life difficult - Billy Liar 00:28 Liz do you find life difficult Sometimes I want to go away - Billy Liar 00:34 Sometimes I want to go away Why don't you go to London I'll come with you - Billy Liar 00:31 Why don't you go to London I'll come with you We can't all be Shakespeares can we - Billy Liar 00:09 We can't all be Shakespeares can we Oh get Madam Fancy Knickers - Billy Liar 00:17 Oh get Madam Fancy Knickers I'm very glad you've come I think I owe you a word of explanation - Billy Liar 00:09 I'm very glad you've come I think I owe you a word... Because if you want to know I'll tell you - Billy Liar 00:07 Because if you want to know I'll tell you There's been a bit of a mix up Rita Yes there has - Billy Liar 00:11 There's been a bit of a mix up Rita Yes there has Oh look what crawled out the corned beef - Billy Liar 00:08 Oh look what crawled out the corned beef Where have you been Here and there - Billy Liar 00:10 Where have you been Here and there But listen can you take a bit of advice - Billy Liar 00:21 But listen can you take a bit of advice Kookie Twisterella - Billy Liar 00:07 Kookie Twisterella Well it's neither muckling nor mickling is it - Billy Liar 00:06 Well it's neither muckling nor mickling is it What's your name son Billy Fisher - Billy Liar 00:14 What's your name son Billy Fisher Oh I don't know where I am with you Billy - Billy Liar 00:14 Oh I don't know where I am with you Billy What's tha got there then Crown jewels - Billy Liar 00:19 What's tha got there then Crown jewels Him and his fountain pens and bloody suede shoes - Billy Liar 00:15 Him and his fountain pens and bloody suede shoes Ah but they're all coming down all the old buildings - Billy Liar 00:22 Ah but they're all coming down all the old buildings So I went up to the third floor into the soft furnishings department - Billy Liar 00:29 So I went up to the third floor into the soft furnishings... Billy Are you feeling all right - Billy Liar 00:37 Billy Are you feeling all right You know I've got a fairly vivid imagination don't you darling - Billy Liar 00:09 You know I've got a fairly vivid imagination don't... You're idle and scruffy and you have no manners - Billy Liar 00:15 You're idle and scruffy and you have no manners But promise me one thing - Billy Liar 00:12 But promise me one thing I'm going to meet your mother whether you like it or not - Billy Liar 00:25 I'm going to meet your mother whether you like it or... It's all happening - Billy Liar 00:06 It's all happening Could I have a pretty girl from the audience - Billy Liar 00:23 Could I have a pretty girl from the audience By the time we're burying you you'll be going off in one of these - Billy Liar 00:29 By the time we're burying you you'll be going off... I thought I was coming round for my tea to meet your rotten mother - Billy Liar 00:08 I thought I was coming round for my tea to meet your rotten... Be hell to pay if she don't get it I can't keep up with your sex life - Billy Liar 00:15 Be hell to pay if she don't get it I can't keep up... Dream about me while I'm gone Sure thing baby - Billy Liar 00:05 Dream about me while I'm gone Sure thing baby Shadrack to funeral fleet Shadrack to funeral fleet - Billy Liar 00:17 Shadrack to funeral fleet Shadrack to funeral fleet Bet you're reading a mucky book - Billy Liar 00:10 Bet you're reading a mucky book How do you know You've never done that sort of thing before - Billy Liar 00:15 How do you know You've never done that sort of thing... I've got something unpleasant to say to Mr Shadrack today - Billy Liar 00:12 I've got something unpleasant to say to Mr Shadrack... He's gone too far Do you want to know or don't you - Billy Liar 00:33 He's gone too far Do you want to know or don't you You'll have to stop making things up Billy - Billy Liar 00:15 You'll have to stop making things up Billy If it isn't unlocked when I get back I'll smash the bloody thing open - Billy Liar 00:12 If it isn't unlocked when I get back I'll smash... You want to make your mind up before she makes it up for you - Billy Liar 00:14 You want to make your mind up before she makes it up for you I hope you're not going to talk all night like last time - Billy Liar 00:06 I hope you're not going to talk all night like last... Good morning Mr Duxbury - Billy Liar 00:11 Good morning Mr Duxbury Got those things for you What things - Billy Liar 00:25 Got those things for you What things If you're still coming for your tea tomorrow - Billy Liar 00:13 If you're still coming for your tea tomorrow You rotten lying cross eyed git You're nothing else - Billy Liar 00:18 You rotten lying cross eyed git You're nothing else Very very clever fellow So that's your ambition Scriptwriting - Billy Liar 00:10 Very very clever fellow So that's your ambition... I have a sort of - Billy Liar 00:39 I have a sort of I'm going to have You and your bloody oranges - Billy Liar 00:18 I'm going to have You and your bloody oranges If you're in any more trouble - Billy Liar 00:12 If you're in any more trouble I can explain all this Ever since you started work - Billy Liar 00:15 I can explain all this Ever since you started work I say is that that bird What bird - Billy Liar 00:15 I say is that that bird What bird On Wednesday I think So he said - Billy Liar 00:36 On Wednesday I think So he said It's a very big place Mr Shadrack - Billy Liar 00:07 It's a very big place Mr Shadrack I got those things for you - Billy Liar 01:06 I got those things for you You've start coming in at night - Billy Liar 00:36 You've start coming in at night Crossed eyed git - Billy Liar 00:36 Crossed eyed git So that's your ambition - Billy Liar 00:32 So that's your ambition Today's a day of big decisions - Billy Liar 00:47 Today's a day of big decisions I have a sort of - Billy Liar 00:58 I have a sort of

Cast

Billy Fisher - Tom Courtenay
Geoffrey Fisher - Wilfred Pickles
Alice Fisher - Mona Washbourne
Grandma Florence - Ethel Griffies
Duxbury - Finlay Currie