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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): Danny Kaye Does Thurber

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 8, 2019 From 4 Star Films

In many ways, it seems short stories are the best sources for feature-length films because?they allow the narrative to take the spark of an idea and extrapolate and mold it into something new and hopefully ingenious in its own right. Author James Thurber didn’t seem to think that was the case ... 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


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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Quotes from

Gertrude Griswold: Walter, what's that awful smell?
Walter Mitty: It's that cologne you gave me for Christmas.
Gertrude Griswold: It's lovely, isn't it?


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


Dr. Hollingshead: Perhaps you are mistaking me for someone else.
Walter Mitty: Oh, no. No one looks as much like you do as *you* do.


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Facts about

In an unused Mitty dream sequence, Boris Karloff appears as the Frankenstein 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 Goldwyn Pictures giving permission to use the makeup design.
Author James Thurber offered producer Samuel Goldwyn $10,000 to not make the film.
Henry Corden's first project.
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