The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

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Norman Z McLoed directs Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo and Boris Karloff in this romance about a day dreamer who gets caught up in a real life unbelievable adventure. 

A perfectly pleasant slice of afternoon fluff. It can feel a little like a dog’s dinner, with the naive fantasias we drift off too being charmingly low key distractions but then Kaye’s dated “patter rap” musical numbers feeling forced and unnecessary inclusions. A once inventive movie that has sadly lost much of its freshness.

5

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