The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 1947
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

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.

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Steve Crum

Great Danny Kaye fantasy-comedy, making far turns from Thurber story basis.

Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
The original "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is not the best executed story of all time, getting a little jumbled in all it's cleverness, but… More
Anthony Valletta
My favorite Danny Kaye film.
Kevin M. Williams
tah-pocket, tah-pocket, tah-pocket, tah-pocket, the sound the brain makes, a quiet whisper really, the subtle shifting of realities, from this dull and tiresome… More
hawk ledge
Whimsical, telling fable about ordinary life and memorable star vehicle for Danny Kaye, playing the dual role of milquetoast in real life and he-man in his… More