The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)


Walter Mitty, a daydreaming writer with an overprotective mother, likes to imagine that he is a hero who experiences fantastic adventures. His dream becomes reality when he accidentally meets a mysterious woman who hands him a little black book. According to her, it contains the locations of the Dutch crown jewels hidden since World War II. Soon, Mitty finds himself in the middle of a confusing conspiracy, where he has difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Writers: Ken Englund, Everett Freeman.

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Score: 5.9/10 from 15 votes
Release Date: 1947-09-01
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Production Company : Samuel Goldwyn Company, The
Production Country: United States of America


Danny Kaye
as Walter Mitty
Virginia Mayo
as Rosalind van Hoorn
Boris Karloff
as Dr. Hugo Hollingshead
Fay Bainter
as Mrs. Mitty
Ann Rutherford
as Gertrude Griswold
Thurston Hall
as Bruce Pierce
Gordon Jones
as Tubby Wadsworth
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Griswold
Konstantin Shayne
as Peter van Hoorn
Reginald Denny
as Colonel
Henry Corden
as Hendrick
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Follinsbee
Fritz Feld
as Anatole
Frank Reicher
as Maasdam
Milton Parsons
as Butler
The Goldwyn Girls
as The Goldwyn Girls
Eddie Acuff
as Wells Fargo Cowboy (uncredited)
Robert Altman
as Man Drinking (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher
as Western Character (uncredited)
Betty Blythe
as Floor Manager (uncredited)
Jack Gargan
as Photographer (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Gleason
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Peter Gowland
as R.A.F. Pilot (uncredited)
Jackie Jordan
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Georgia Lange
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin
as Waiter (uncredited)
Frank McLure
as Director (uncredited)
Frank Meredith
as Cop (uncredited)
Martha Montgomery
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan
as Cop (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge
as Dr. Renshaw (uncredited)
Irene Vernon
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Lynn Walker
as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson
as Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Hank Worden
as Western Character (uncredited)


Directing Norman Z. McLeod Director
Production Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Writing James Thurber Story
Writing Ken Englund Screenplay
Writing Everett Freeman Screenplay
Camera Lee Garmes Director of Photography
Sound David Raksin Original Music Composer
Art George Jenkins Art Direction
Art Perry Ferguson Art Direction
Editing Monica Collingwood Editor
Art Casey Roberts Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Irene Sharaff Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Robert Stephanoff Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Marie Clark Hairstylist
Crew Fred Lau Sound Recordist
Crew Harry Redmond Jr. Special Effects
Crew Harry Redmond Sr. Special Effects
Crew John P. Fulton Special Effects

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