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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (14-Aug-1947)

Director: Norman Z. McLeod

Writers: Ken Englund; Everett Freeman

From short story: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

Music: David Raksin

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Keywords: Fantasy

Walter Mitty, professional proofreader hen-pecked by mother, girlfriend, and boss, escapes the mundanity of his life by serial daydreaming, becoming a surgeon, ship captain, or whatever is necessary to save the damsel in distress. But then he is dragged into a real-life conspiracy when a pretty woman hands him the secret leading to the location of the Dutch Crown Jewels. Adaptation of James Thurber's most popular short story, although with an entirely different mood.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fay Bainter
Actor
7-Dec-1891 16-Apr-1968 Jezebel
Florence Bates
Actor
15-Apr-1888 31-Jan-1954 The Moon and Sixpence
Henry Corden
Actor
6-Jan-1920 19-May-2005 Hanna-Barbara voice actor
Reginald Denny
Actor
20-Nov-1891 16-Jun-1967 English actor and RC airplane popularizer
Fritz Feld
Actor
15-Oct-1900 18-Nov-1993 Bringing Up Baby
Thurston Hall
Actor
10-May-1882 20-Feb-1958 Mr. Schuyler on Topper
Gordon Jones
Actor
5-Apr-1911 20-Jun-1963 The Green Hornet
Boris Karloff
Actor
23-Nov-1887 2-Feb-1969 Horror actor
Danny Kaye
Actor
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Doris Lloyd
Actor
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Virginia Mayo
Actor
30-Nov-1920 17-Jan-2005 South Sea Woman
Ann Rutherford
Actor
2-Nov-1917 11-Jun-2012 Andy Hardy's girlfriend Polly

CAST

Danny Kaye   ...   Walter Mitty
Virginia Mayo   ...   Rosalind van Hoorn
Boris Karloff   ...   Dr. Hollingshead
Fay Bainter   ...   Mrs. Mitty
Ann Rutherford   ...   Gertrude Griswold
and
The Goldwyn Girls   ...   Themselves
Thurston Hall   ...   Bruce Pierce
Florence Bates   ...   Mrs. Griswold
Gordon Jones   ...   Tubby Wadsworth
Konstantin Shayne   ...   Peter van Hoorn
Reginald Denny   ...   Colonel
Henry Corden   ...   Hendrick
Doris Lloyd   ...   Mrs. Follinsbee
Fritz Feld   ...   Anatole
Frank Reicher   ...   Maasdam
Milton Parsons   ...   Butler

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