The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
James Thurber wasn't too happy with the Sam Goldwyn film adaptation of his 1939 short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but the Technicolor musical comedy proved to be a cash cow at the box office. Danny Kaye stars as Walter, a milquetoast proofreader for a magazine publishing firm. Walter is constitutionally incapable of standing up for himself, which is why his mother (Fay Bainter) has been able to arrange a frightful marriage between her son and the beautiful but overbearing Gertrude Griswold (Ann Rutherford). As he muses over the lurid covers of the magazines put out by his firm,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The best parts of the movie Mitty are the ones that hew closer to Thurber, because they put the cartoonish Kaye in a world every bit as nutty."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Great Danny Kaye fantasy-comedy, making far turns from Thurber story basis."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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