The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939) is a short story by James Thurber.wikipedia
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"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939) is a short story by James Thurber.
His short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has been adapted for film twice, once in 1947 and again in 2013.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947 film)

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It was made into a 1947 movie of the same name, with Danny Kaye in the title role, though the movie is very different from the original story.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 1947 Technicolor comedy film, loosely based on the short story of the same name by James Thurber.

Walter Mitty

The name Walter Mitty and the derivative word "Mittyesque" have entered the English language, denoting an ineffectual person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than paying attention to the real world, or more seriously, one who intentionally attempts to mislead or convince others that he is something that he is not.
Walter Mitty is a fictional character in James Thurber's first short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", first published in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and in book form in My World — and Welcome to It in 1942.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film)

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It was also adapted into a 2013 film, which is again very different from the original.
This is the second film adaptation of James Thurber's 1939 short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

My World and Welcome to It

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The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942).
The most famous story is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which bears little resemblance to the 1947 film of the same name.

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In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, author James Thurber makes a reference to the magazine.

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It was inspired by James Thurber's 1939 short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", and his wife Helen Thurber would later sue Filmation in 1975 for creating the series without the permission of her late husband's estate.

Robert Benchley

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Even closer to the original story is a 1944 radio adaptation from This Is My Best, with Robert Benchley as the daydreaming Mitty.
Outsider filmmaker Sidney N. Laverents lists Benchley as an influence as well, and James Thurber used Benchley as a reference point, citing Benchley's penchant for presenting "the commonplace as remarkable" in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

A Thurber Carnival

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was adapted for the stage by Thurber as part of the 1960 Broadway theater revue A Thurber Carnival.
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" - narrated by Fourth Man.

Leon Carr

It features 17 songs, with lyrics by Earl Shuman and music by Leon Carr.
Carr also composed the off-Broadway musical The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, based on the short story of the same name by James Thurber, which opened at New York's Players Theatre on October 26, 1964, and ran for 96 performances.

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The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942).

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The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942).

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The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942).

Danny Kaye

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It was made into a 1947 movie of the same name, with Danny Kaye in the title role, though the movie is very different from the original story.

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The name Walter Mitty and the derivative word "Mittyesque" have entered the English language, denoting an ineffectual person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than paying attention to the real world, or more seriously, one who intentionally attempts to mislead or convince others that he is something that he is not.

Jack L. Warner

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Warner Brothers studio head Jack L. Warner in his autobiography My First Hundred Years in Hollywood, described the actor Errol Flynn in the following way: "To the Walter Mittys of the world he was all the heroes in one magnificent, sexy, animal package."

Errol Flynn

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Warner Brothers studio head Jack L. Warner in his autobiography My First Hundred Years in Hollywood, described the actor Errol Flynn in the following way: "To the Walter Mittys of the world he was all the heroes in one magnificent, sexy, animal package."

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