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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 1 September 1947 (USA)
A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

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Mrs. Eunice Mitty
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Gertrude Griswold
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Bruce Pierce
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Tubby Wadsworth
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Mrs. Irma Griswold
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Peter van Hoorn
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Hendrick
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Mrs. Leticia Follinsbee
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Anatole
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Karl Maasdam
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Butler Tyler
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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

In an unused Mitty dream sequence, Boris Karloff appears as the Frankenstein (1931) monster, which explains Mitty's fear of Karloff's character. Test photos of Karloff in makeup (by Jack P. Pierce) exist, as well as a letter from Universal Pictures to Samuel Goldwyn Pictures giving permission to use the makeup design. See more »

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Rosalind puts her dress back on after it has dried from the rain. She then buttons it up completely, but the camera pans away and back, and she is buttoning the top button again. See more »

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Walter Mitty: Here I am, lard face.
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Referenced in The Making of 'A Night to Remember' (1993) See more »

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Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground
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Music by Stephen Foster
Background in daydream session with Tubby
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Just recalling what I remember makes me laugh!
28 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in years yet just thinking about it, I can vividly recall parts that make me bust out laughing. You can tell the cast worked hard to keep their composure during some of Danny Kaye's antics. You can actually see them working to keep from busting out in laughter. They demonstrated a lot of professionalism. I can only imagine what the out-takes are like and how the crew might have had to be muzzled to keep from ruining miles of film footage.


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