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EDNA MAY OLIVER!!!!


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EDNA MAY OLIVER'S BIRTHDAY IS NOVEMBER 9TH.!!

 

 

SHE ALSO DIED ON HER BIRTHDAY. :(

 

 

EVERYONE, PLEASE REQUEST THAT TCM DO A TRIBUTE TO HER!!

 

 

REQUEST THAT THEY SHOW: MURDER ON A HONEYMOON, MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD,

 

 

AND PENGUIN POOL MURDER. iN THESE THREE FILMS, SHE PLAYED HILDEGARDE WITHERS.

 

 

THEY VERY RARELY SHOW THESE FILMS, ALL OF WHICH ARE GREAT FILMS.

 

 

THANKS!!

 

 

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laurelnhardy, will it do any good to so request? I adore the EMO and James Gleason movies, yes, they DID make a cute couple, imagine that?

 

hercule, do you like Hercule Poirot as well as EMO and James Gleason? I think Suchet was the best Poirot, and you just *have* to see the Hildegarde and Oscar movies. Amazingly, there seem to have been only three, which TCM can of course show if they care to:

 

 

# [Murder on a Honeymoon|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026744/] (1935) Played by [Edna May Oliver|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0646829/]

# [Murder on the Blackboard|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025532/] (1934) Played by [Edna May Oliver|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0646829/]

# [Penguin Pool Murder|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023327/] (1932) Played by [Edna May Oliver|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0646829/] (as Miss Hildegarde Martha Withers)

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> {quote:title=laurelnhardy wrote:}{quote}

> EDNA MAY OLIVER'S BIRTHDAY IS NOVEMBER 9TH.!!

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> EVERYONE, PLEASE REQUEST THAT TCM DO A TRIBUTE TO HER!!

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I hope you understand that it's too late for TCM to change their schedule for this coming November 9 to do a tribute to the great Miss Oliver (they prepare their schedules at least three months in advance). But here's hoping for an Edna tribute on Nov. 9 of next year!

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Yeah, I'm sure it probably is too late to get them to show the movies as a tribute to her.

 

 

I didn't think about them already having programming scheduled that far ahead.

 

 

We really shouldn't have to ask for them to show a tribute. They are movie people, they

 

 

should already know that it's her birthday/death date and already have a tribute planned.

 

 

TCM probably doesn't consider her a great enough actress to do a tribute. She was in less

 

 

than 50 movies.

 

 

I have requested to have a tribute for several years. I have also requested that they show the

 

 

three movies that she played the role as Hildegarde Withers for years. I am set up to receive an

 

 

email if they schedule any of the three movies but I have never received an email.

 

 

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> {quote:title=laurelnhardy wrote:}{quote}

> I am set up to receive an email if they schedule any of the three movies but I have never received an email.

 

You may wish to check to see if that is active. *Penguin Pool Murder* (1932) aired on Wednesday, October 3rd.

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Yes Willbefree, Suchet is the best Poirot. I understand that every one of Christie's novels has become a movie now, starring Suchet as Poirot, except a few which will be completed soon (including Curtain-that will be so sad). As far as the written sleuth, Hercule is #1. I don't think I have a favorite silver screen sleuth, although Nick & Nora come to mind.

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Who doesn't love Edna May Oliver? I'd love to see a long tribute, with scenes from Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Little Women, Cimarron, and perhaps one of her greatest, Drums Along the Mohawk, as well as full screenings of her starring films.

 

 

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> TCM probably doesn't consider her a great enough actress to do a tribute.

 

TCM has done salutes to both Edna Mae and James Gleason over the years. I think it was about a year ago they played a number of her films, including the ones with Gleason.

 

I remember because I DVR'd them and watched them one Saturday.

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> {quote:title=laurelnhardy wrote:}{quote}

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TCM has done great "What a Character" tribute to Edna May Oliver that's still shown occasionally. I think that's pretty good proof of their high regard for her.

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> {quote:title=hamradio wrote:

> }{quote}Referring to Edna May Oliver in "Little Miss Broadway"...

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> "If you see a pumpkin sitting in the windows next door, its not Halloween...it's our landlady" (Edna).........Phylllis Brooks.

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That's a good one.

Another insult/joke at Edna's expense came in the 1932 Wheeler & Woolsey movie HOLD 'EM JAIL. In one scene Robert Woolsey is looking at a picture of Edna. He says "There's something about that face...I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I should try my foot!"

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> {quote:title=willbefree25 wrote:}{quote}Amazingly, there seem to have been only three, which TCM can of course show if they care to:

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> # [Murder on a Honeymoon|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026744/] (1935) Played by [Edna May Oliver|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0646829/]

> # [Murder on the Blackboard|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025532/] (1934) Played by [Edna May Oliver|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0646829/]

> # [Penguin Pool Murder|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023327/] (1932) Played by [Edna May Oliver|http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0646829/] (as Miss Hildegarde Martha Withers)

Here are ALL of the movies done with the character:

 

A Very Missing Person (1972) (TV) Played by Eve Arden

Forty Naughty Girls (1937) Played by Zasu Pitts

The Plot Thickens (1936) Played by Zasu Pitts

Murder on a Bridle Path (1936) Played by Helen Broderick

Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) Played by Edna May Oliver

Murder on the Blackboard (1934) Played by Edna May Oliver

Penguin Pool Murder (1932) Played by Edna May Oliver

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