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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

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.


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?


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]


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Facts about

Author James Thurber acknowledged that the character Walter Mitty was based on his friend, writer Robert Benchley. Thurber said that he got the idea for Mitty from the character created by Benchley in a series of shorts that he made for Fox and MGM, respectively, in the 1920s and 1930s. Thurber is also on record as saying that he hated this film and that Danny Kaye's interpretation of Mitty is nothing at all like he intended the character to be.
Author James Thurber offered producer Samuel Goldwyn $10,000 to not make the film.
June Haver was originally cast in a role.
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