The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • Film
  • Fantasy films
A buoyant adaptation from James Thurber (who in turn offered Sam Goldwyn $10,000 to leave the book well alone), following the vibrant fantasy life of a timid publishing worker whose escape into daydream makes up for a humdrum existence, until, that is, genuine adventure falls into his lap in the shape of distressed heiress Virginia Mayo. It degenerates into slapstick at the end, but Danny Kaye makes pathological shyness seem charismatic.

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Norman Z McLeod
Screenwriter: Everett Freeman, Ken Englund
Cast: Danny Kaye
Fay Bainter
Virginia Mayo
Ann Rutherford
Robert Altman
Thurston Hall
Boris Karloff
Florence Bates
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