A teenager in a North Country town, Billy Fisher weaves a world of his own out of his day dreams. He is an incurable liar, idle and dishonest.
“The trouble with you, cocker, is you’re a pathological bloody liar!”
To escape from his dull job as an undertaker’s clerk and his dreary domestic background he imagines himself in so many different situations that truth and fiction become hopelessly intermingled. His family is unable to understand or control him and they realize that he is a “good for nothing”!
His life is further complicated by the three girls, to whom he is simultaneously engaged and when he is given the chance to start a new life, he turns it down, preferring his dreams to reality.