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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Danny Kaye
Virginia Mayo
Boris Karloff
Fay Bainter
Ann Rutherford
Directors
Norman Z McLeod
Screenwriters
Ken Englund
Everett Freeman
Running Time
105 minutes

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty


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Plot
Mild-mannered accountant Walter Mitty escapes from his humdrum existence and his mother's incessant nagging to a fantasy world where he performs acts of comic-book derring-do. However, he proves to be less of a hero when called upon to rescue Rosalind von Hoorn from the clutches of Dr Hugo Holinshead.


Verdict
Fans of Danny Kaye will have a feast of entertainment but to those who find him wearying, this may grate towards the end.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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