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In New York the clumsy Walter Mitty is the publisher of pulp fiction at the Pierce Publishing house owned by Bruce Pierce. He lives with his overbearing mother and neither his fiancée Gertrude Griswold and her mother nor his best friend Tubby Wadsworth respects him. Walter is an escapist and daydreams into a world of fantasy many times along the day. When Walter is commuting, he stumbles in the train with the gorgeous Rosalind van Hoorn who uses Walter to escape from her pursuer. Walter unintentionally gets involved with a dangerous ring of spies that are seeking a black book with notes about a hidden treasure. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Being someone who could always identify with the fictional "Walter Mitty," I was anxious to watch this film years ago. Sadly, it wasn't anywhere as good as I had hoped it to be.
Some of the slapstick humor is just plain stupid and, of course by now, much of that humor is very dated. Also, I don't care to hear Danny Kaye sing, even if he's a decent singer. There are two or three songs in this movie and one of them goes on forever.
On the "good" side, I loved the look to this film, from the great automobiles to the overall '40s look and interesting color in this film. Also, some of the scenes were genuinely funny. Not everything was corny or stupid. Virginia Mayo played an interesting character in here, too, and it's always fun to see Boris Karloff.
The coming attractions to this movie make it look like it's a riot, with dreamer "Walter Mitty" fantasizing about being all these glamorous characters....but those previews highlight most of the good parts.
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