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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"(1947)
You Tube ^ | 1947 | Norman Z. McLeod

Posted on 03/09/2014 12:20:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan



TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1947; dannykaye; jamesthurber; mfasa; normanmcleod; normanzmcleod; secretlife; virginiamayo; waltermitty
Today's feature is the original classic comedy-fantasy based upon the James Thurber short story. Starring funnyman Danny Kaye and his frequent leading lady, the beautiful blond Republican(and one of Ronald Reagan's favorite leading ladies also), Virginia Mayo.

P.S. I haven't seen the recent Ben Stiller remake so I don't know how it compares but I quite like the 1947 film version.

1 posted on 03/09/2014 12:20:24 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan; RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy

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2 posted on 03/09/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

This is one of our families favorite movies. Danny Kaye Classic. Worth watching!


3 posted on 03/09/2014 12:24:07 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: ReformationFan

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4 posted on 03/09/2014 12:24:29 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: ReformationFan

I watched this a few weeks ago on TCM it was a lot of fun. In regard’s to Stiller’s version, I won’t see that until it is on On Demand.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 12:27:18 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: ReformationFan

I wouldnt be surprised if the remake is inferior.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: ReformationFan
The original MacGyver...and Danny Kaye funniest role...thanks
7 posted on 03/09/2014 12:41:01 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: lowbridge

I’m guessing it probably is. I’m not saying I’ll never watch the new version but I’m in no hurry to and am quite content with the Kaye/Mayo version of the tale.

I remember there was a cartoon spoof of it called “The Secret Life of Waldo Kitty” when I was a kid.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: virgil283

Another one of his I’m quite fond off is the WWII spy-adventure-comedy “On The Double” where he plays a dual role. If they ever put it on youtube or some other source, I’ll put it up for a MFASA.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 12:42:24 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

I guess we all have our favorite Danny Kaye movies. Mine is THE COURT JESTER.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 12:46:20 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with a pessel”.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

That’s the court jester. But another great film. :)


12 posted on 03/09/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: ReformationFan
“On The Double”....good please do.
13 posted on 03/09/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: ReformationFan

Or/and you could watch the TCM marathon-tribute to Shirley Temple, still on right now and continuing into this evening.....


14 posted on 03/09/2014 3:36:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ReformationFan

The story might bear a resemblance to a few of the more violent, imaginary “scenarios” written in some of the informal discussions about the end of the world, survivalism, etc.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 3:57:54 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: ReformationFan

16 posted on 03/09/2014 4:02:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: ReformationFan

Many good, old movies have gone to the public domain and can be found behind the following link. Searches can be used to find the better ones.

http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Afeature_films&sort=-%2Fadditional%2Fitem%2Fdownloads

For example, put the keyword, western, in the search box, just to the right of “collection:feature_films.” Don’t delete that phrase, but put the keyword behind it. Hit enter. You should now see a very long list of westerns and other movies with the same keyword somewhere on their individual pages.

Other good keywords would probably be railroad, racing, noir, detective, mystery, comedy, nuclear, earth,... Have fun.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 4:10:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: JoeProBono

As Bob Hope used to say, “Sit down and take a load off my eyes.”


18 posted on 03/09/2014 5:18:26 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: ReformationFan

Thank you! Have a great week!


19 posted on 03/09/2014 7:33:08 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesnÂ’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: ReformationFan

It’s gone!


20 posted on 03/10/2014 10:08:28 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Sorry. We gotta catch ‘em when they’re available.

If you need a Danny Kaye/Virginia Mayo fix, then next film is still available(as of this writing)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmPMMguJZJM


21 posted on 03/10/2014 3:54:32 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Thanks. If you keep a ping list hit me next time.


22 posted on 03/10/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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