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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

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110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.
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Writers
Ken Englund (screen play) | Everett Freeman (screen play) | James Thurber (from a story by)
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$956,625
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Release date
Sep 1, 1947 (United States)

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Danny Kaye
Walter Mitty Walter Mitty   See fewer
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Virginia Mayo
Rosalind van Hoorn Rosalind van Hoorn   See fewer
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Boris Karloff
Dr. Hugo Hollingshead Dr. Hugo Hollingshead   See fewer
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Fay Bainter
Mrs. Eunice Mitty Mrs. Eunice Mitty   See fewer
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Ann Rutherford
Gertrude Griswold Gertrude Griswold   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Bruce Pierce Bruce Pierce   See fewer
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Gordon Jones
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Florence Bates
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Konstantin Shayne
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Henry Corden
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Doris Lloyd
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Fritz Feld
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7 / 10 | 5,221 votes