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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  1 September 1947 (USA)
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Hollingshead
Fay Bainter ...
Mrs. Mitty
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Gertrude Griswold
Thurston Hall ...
Bruce Pierce
Gordon Jones ...
Tubby Wadsworth
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Griswold
Konstantin Shayne ...
Peter van Hoorn
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Colonel
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Hendrick
Doris Lloyd ...
Mrs. Follinsbee
Fritz Feld ...
Anatole
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Maasdam
Milton Parsons ...
Butler
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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

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Das Doppelleben des Herrn Mitty  »

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Trivia

Danny Kaye's wife, Sylvia Fine, wrote the lyrics to a song in which Walter Mitty fantasizes that he is the homosexual women's hat designer Anatole of Paris, whose show he stumbles upon while escaping from villains in Stacey's Department Store. She was a musical-theater buff and introduced a reference to the song "Ol' Man River" (from Show Boat (1936)) into the lyrics of the song "Anatole of Paris" and satirical references to "Show Boat" in one of Mitty's daydreams. See more »

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When Rosalind van Hoorn goes into the library she put her handbag on the piano along with her fur coat. At this time she is wearing green gloves. She turns around and in the next shot she is no longer wearing the gloves. See more »

Quotes

Walter Mitty: Your small minds are musclebound with suspicion. That's because the only exercise you ever get is jumping to conclusions.
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Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground
(1852) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Background in daydream session with Tubby
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Hilarious Comedy
21 April 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, the clumsy Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye) is the publisher of pulp fiction at the Pierce Publishing house owned by Bruce Pierce (Thurston Hall). He lives with his overprotective and abusive mother (Fay Bainter) and neither his fiancée Gertrude Griswold (Ann Rutherford) and her mother (Florence Bates) nor his best friend Tubby Wadsworth (Gordon Jones) 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 (Virginia Mayo) that 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.

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947) is a hilarious comedy about a clumsy daydreamer that gets into a dangerous ring of spies. Last Saturday I watched the annoying "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013) with Ben Stiller and I decided to seek the original 1947 movie that is better and better, with many gags. Danny Kaye is very funny performing the clumsy and coward Walter Mitty. Forget the 2013 remake and prefer to see the original 1947 comedy. My vote is seven.

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