The New Pictures, Aug. 18, 1947

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

(Goldwyn; RKO Radio), a Technicolored distention of James Thurber's short story about a daydreaming timid-soul, is Danny Kaye's funniest movie. Henpecked half out of his senses by his mother (Fay Bainter) and threatened with worse by a sinister fiancee (Ann Rutherford) and prospective mother-in-law (Florence Bates), the celluloid Mitty (Kaye) deserves a Secret Life if ever a man did. He has several, all derived from the ferocious pulps he is paid to proofread.

He is an intrepid clipper skipper braving a typhoon singlehanded; the terror of the Luftwaffe...

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