Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A pitiful underachiever (Danny Kaye) bullied by his wife (Ann Rutherford), boss (Boris Karloff), and almost everyone else in his insignificant existence finds solace in his frequent and ever increasingly reality merging reveries. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 110 minute long movie from a 2,000 word 1939 James Thurber short story with its best bits coming directly from the source and a prolonged Kaye monologue that likely surpasses it in length! Shot in unsightly Technicolor, it features a few more impressive riffs from Kaye and Karloff is hilarious as his browbeating boss.