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Thank you Brelly! Wow, she made it and is still so bright and funny! What was she in in the last movie clip before the interview ended? Looks like, if I were to guess, a movie version of Kiss Me Kate.
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I think you’re talking about a clip from The Court Jester, which is a musical starring Glynis Johns, Danny Kaye, and Angela Lansbury.
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Oh, ok, The Court Jester. I looked it up, that's it!
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Glynis Johns has passed at the age of 100.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... 235779586/

So glad she made it to 100 and that we still have record of so many of her great roles.

“We're clearly soldiers in petticoats
And dauntless crusaders for women's votes
Though we adore men individually
We agree that as a group they're rather stupid

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!

Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus:
‘Well done, Sister Suffragette!’

From Kensington to Billingsgate, one hears the restless cries
From ev'ry corner of the land: ‘Womankind, arise!’
Political equality and equal rights with men
Take heart, for Missus Pankhurst has been clapped in irons again!

No more the meek and mild subservients, we
We're fighting for our rights, militantly
Never you fear!

So, cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!

Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus:
‘Well done! Well done! Well done, Sister Suffragette!’”
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RIP, Mrs. Johns
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What a life! Loved her in Mary Poppins, and she also played a small but super delightful part in my favorite rom-com, While You Were Sleeping. Rest in piece, Glynis Johns.
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RIP to a true legend. The first role I can think of for Glynis Johns besides Mary Poppins (or her other Disney role, The Sword and the Rose) was her playing Diane's mother on Cheers, which I believe was initially offered to Lucille Ball who turned it down despite being a fan. She was quite good there, as always.
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Glynis also introduced the Sondheim standard Send In The Clowns in the original Broadway production of A Little Night Music In 1973.
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So, do you guys think we'll be seeing this movie get a physical 4K UHD Blu-ray release any time this year? Because I think it'd practically be a crime not to, given this year marks the film's 60th anniversary.
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2024 also marks the 60th Anniversary of these Walt Disney films:

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (Tommy Kirk and Annette)

A Tiger Walks (Brian Keith and Pamela Franklin)

The Three Lives of Thomasina (Karen Dotrice and Susan Hampshire)

The Moon-Spinners (Hayley Mills)

Mary Poppins (a late August release)

Emil and the Detectives (the 1964 Christmas release)

I’ve seen them all but Thomasina (and Poppins, of course) is the only one I have on DVD. I absolutely love that film.

I never saw any of these in a theater, except for Poppins in various rereleases (1973 and 1980).
The rest I saw on the Disney Sunday night series, usually in 2 parts, and the opening credits missing and other edits made for time purposes.

I find it interesting that back in the day films seemed to be released without connection to holidays or summer vacation. For example, one would think Mary Poppins would have made the perfect Christmas or early summer release, yet it was released at the tail end of summer with kids and families almost ready to head back to school. The animated classics especially seem to have no rhyme or reason as to their release dates....Any thoughts??

I also found it interesting that much of the Poppins profits were used to finance the construction of Walt Disney World which opened 7 years later in 1971.
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‘Mary Poppins’ Age Rating Increased in the U.K. Due to ‘Discriminatory Language’
https://variety.com/2024/film/global/ma ... 235922434/
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Wizard of Oz must have the same “parental warning” when the Cowardly Lion says in If I Were King of the Forest, what makes the Hottentot so hot?
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I honestly thought it was a made up word, like heffalumps or supercalifragilisticexpialidocius itself... But I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to rectify the issue now, seeing how the word in question has such offensive origins. I'll always appreciate these efforts to educate people/caution the viewers rather than cutting the lines and scenes altogether.
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Film censors aren’t protecting children from Mary Poppins – they’re protecting themselves
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fi ... 5ae1&ei=14

Also, "protecting children from Mary Poppins" is just such a fascinating phrase ...
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