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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( 1947 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 15, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Shadows & Satin and Speakeasy are hosting The 1947 Blogathon featuring posts on some of the greatest films that were released in 1947. Be sure to head on over to their sites to read about all the great '47 films. But don't hurry there just yet! First, read our review on Danny Kaye's best post-wa... Read full article


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( 1947 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 15, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Shadows & Satin and Speakeasy are hosting The 1947 Blogathon featuring posts on some of the greatest films that were released in 1947. Be sure to head on over to their sites to read about all the great '47 films. But don't hurry there just yet! First, read our review on Danny Kaye's best post-wa... Read full article


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( 1947 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 15, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Shadows & Satin and Speakeasy are hosting The 1947 Blogathon featuring posts on some of the greatest films that were released in 1947. Be sure to head on over to their sites to read about all the great '47 films. But don't hurry there just yet! First, read our review on Danny Kaye's best post-wa... Read full article


NYFF Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

By Lesley Coffin on Oct 8, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Walter Mitty is one of the most iconic characters in literary history.? He?s become a character type who has been used to described countless other characters in popular culture since his invention by James Thurber.? But the actual short story is rather tiny (only two pages in most print editions) w... Read full article


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Walter Mitty: Your small minds are musclebound with suspicion. That's because the only exercise you ever get is jumping to conclusions.


Walter Mitty: [singing while daydreaming that he's Anatole of Paris] And why do I sew each new chapeau with a style they must look positively grim in?/Strictly between us, entrez-nous, I hate women.
[giggles]


Mrs. Mitty: The clock didn't strike. I definitely heard it not strike.


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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) into the lyrics of the song "Anatole of Paris" and satirical references to "Show Boat" in one of Mitty's daydreams.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 3, 1947 with Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo reprising their film roles.
Author James Thurber offered producer Samuel Goldwyn $10,000 to not make the film.
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