The new “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” movie traces its origins back to a popular short story by James Thurber from the 1930’s and to the Danny Kaye film it inspired in the 1940’s. Now after all these years Ben Stiller has decided to direct and star in a new version – obviously believing that there’s a theme in those older efforts that will attract contemporary audiences. Is he right?
Well, I think so. Ben is counting on an appeal as old as time: the eternal allure of dreams that we hope will come true. Walter Mitty daydreams constantly about adventure and romance and fortune. He’s like a lot of people who fantasize about things like “Can I win my heart’s desire?” or “Can I scale the mountain top? or “Can I come into a ton of money?” — or maybe “Can I win a Big Check worth millions from Publishers Clearing House?”
We know that the idea of winning the PCH Sweepstakes is mighty appealing. After all, we’ve observed its popularity since 1967 — when the top prizes were only a few thousand bucks. Now in 2014 our top prize could be worth a lot more – and to YOU: A Million Dollars A Year “Forever”! Remember, that would be one million dollars every single year for our winner’s life, plus after that, one million dollars a year for the life of someone the winner chooses! Now that, my friends, is a fortune worth dreaming about.
And yet for some lucky folks it’s not just a dream; it has been a reality. Just ask John Kutz or Connie Kiesser, each a winner of $1 Million in November. They know first-hand that Publishers Clearing House is “The House Where Dreams Come True” – to quote the lyric from our advertising jingle a few years back.
I have not yet seen Ben Stiller’s “Walter Mitty” movie, so I don’t know if it has a happy ending. But this I can assure you: For some lucky person, an entry in our current special early look giveaway WILL have a very happy ending – when the Prize Patrol arrives at the door with roses, balloons, champagne and a Big Check and announces “You are PCH’s newest millionaire!”
Does that dream appeal to you? Start making it come true by entering the PCH Sweepstakes today — and remember to enter every day for more chances to win.
Sweet dreams and good luck.
Prize Patrol Ambassador