The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Norman Z. McLeod, 1947

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
James Thurber, 1939

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a movie directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1947 and inspired by the book of the same name by James Thurber, first published in 1939. The movie features Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter, Ann Rutherford, Thurston Hall, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

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RATING

7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Norman Z. McLeod, 1947)

7.3

/ 10

Book Cover: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (James Thurber, 1939)

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Storyline

Walter Mitty is an inconsequential guy from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is henpecked and harassed by everyone in his life including his bossy mother, his overbearing, idea-stealing boss Bruce Pierce, his dimwitted fiancée Gertrude Griswold, Gertrude’s obnoxious would-be suitor Tubby Wadsworth, Gertrude’s poodle Queenie and her loud-mouthed mother, Mrs. Griswold.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the 1947 movie by Norman Z. McLeod

Year

1947

Minutes

110

Movie Rate

7.00

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Country: USA

Year: 1947

Length: 1h50m

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Cover of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the 1939 book by James Thurber

Year

1939

Pages

32

Book Rate

7.32

S: Goodreads

Book

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Country: USA

First published in: 1939

Length: 32 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the 1947 movie by Norman Z. McLeod

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the 1947 movie by Norman Z. McLeod

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18% No

9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the 1939 book by James Thurber

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33% No

8 votes

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