The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, james Thurber’s invention, was its era’s most renowned tales. This story of a middle aged man who escapes via daydreams of derring-do and heroism struck a chord with readers. About being someone famous, attractive, wealthy or popular than they are, who does not daydream? When the rights were purchased by Samuel Goldwyn in 1945, he’d it as a stage singer, dancer, a vehicle for star Danny Kaye, along with comedian who became a Broadway sensation from the 1940 s. Though many Hollywood studios collaborated to sign the entertainer, Goldwyn won out after 2 years of persistence and patience.
There was no doubt of Kaye’s talent, but he saw, once Goldwyn obtained him to Hollywood for a screen test. Kaye nose, and wild eyes didn’t photograph well. Frances Goldwyn remembered Danny’s face was his nose and all angles and thin it was like Pinocchio’s. More tests were made. Then more. And none was good. Goldwyn had a brainstorm – dye Kaye’s hair. The hair colour change did that the trick, improving and complimenting his screen image considerably.
Consequently, Kaye went on becoming a big star for Goldwyn in the years instantly Following WWII and one of the most extremely successful film was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. However, despite its box office success, it never really satisfied its original author. James Thurber even offered Goldwyn $10, 000 To NOT picture his classic short story. The film version, unlike Thurber’s original story, focuses on a day dreaming bachelor accountant, who is being browbeaten by a domineering mother. Thurber felt the screen rendition became overly melodramatic and was finally brought in temporarily to work together with screenwriter Ken Englund on producing some extra sequences.
For a production meeting on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Fine did not show up, prompting Goldwyn to ask, Where’s Sylvia? She’ll be here a little late, Kaye explained. In the morning she goes to the psychiatrist. Goldwyn turned red along with exploded, Anybody who goes to a psychologist – should have his head examined! In that the end, Kaye and Fine had their way together with Walter Mitty, but audiences along with critics alike responded positively to the movie. Viewers clearly enjoyed Mitty’s fantasies of becoming a bold c Seabirds, a Western gunslinger, a Mississippi riverboat gambler, a brilliant surgeon, along with a dashing pilot. At one stage, Mitty even imagines himself for a fashion designer, Anatole of Paris, along with performs one of the most famous numbers of songs.