The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Review Summary

Actors: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has Danny Kaye as a hen-pecked man who seeks relief from his obnoxious mother and famiy in daydreams. One day a beautiful woman, Virgina Mayo, asks him for help retriving a black notebook that contains the whereabouts of many priceless treasures. Kaye and Mayo do get the notebook, but not without a series of hilarious adventures and misadventures ending with their marriage.
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The review of this Movie prepared by R Ford

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is a movie written and directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1947.

Danny Kaye is a nice young man overprotected by his mother who's even chosen Danny's fiancee. He regularly escapes from the trivial reality by daydreaming and imagining himself in different heroic characters. One day, he makes the acquaintance of Virginia Mayo, a young dutch girl looking for a black notebook containing the names of the places where the national jewels of Holland have been hidden. Soon, psychiatrist Boris Karloff and different bad guys want Danny dead as the poor guy has accidentally taken possession of the precious notebook.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   eccentricity Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing    -   lot of singing and dancing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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