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The Hildegarde Withers Mysteries Movies Collection DVD

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Stuart Palmer’s immortal crime-solving school teacher Hildegarde Withers came to the screen courtesy of a series of mysteries from RKO Pictures. Memorably played by character great Edna May Oliver in three features, Hildegarde was ably paired with her flirty foil of Inspector Piper in the person of James Gleason. Gleason would go on to anchor the series, appearing in all six, alongside Helen Broderick for one and Zasu Pitts for the final two.
Additional Details
Production Year
Various
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono, Dolby Digital
Reviews
24 Reviews
4.5

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Warner Home VideoThe Hildegarde Withers Mysteries Movies Collection DVD
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (22)
  • Engaging characters (19)
  • Original (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (20)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Adult viewers (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • In the car (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (17), Casual viewer (5)

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5.0

The hildegarde withers mysteries collection dvds

By Momica

from Kingsville, Missouri

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Travel

    Comments about this product:

    Ongoing spats with main characters, but still respect each other. Our grandkids will be watching this on road trip, I hope they enjoy them as much as I do!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hildegarde's is witty and modern

    By Andee

    from Ponca City, OK

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      Clever dialogue that feels modern even though these are old black and white movies.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent movies for a lazy afternoon...

      By Beverly loves a good mystery

      from Edwardsville, illinois

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Funny Quirky Characters

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        My husband and I enjoy old who-done-it mysteries, and these are very good. Hildegard Withers is a unique and funny lady who keeps our attention. These movies also have such interesting furnishings and antiques to look at. Old buildings with great craftsmanship and detail you do not see anymore. Always so much to see and reasons to watch again and again.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Witty and fun

        By ds9

        from Kalamazoo, MI

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Witty

        Cons

        • Low Budget

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        entertaining movies. has some very fine B-movies.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The Hildegarde Withers Mysteries Movies

        By Big Bren

        from Hampton, GA

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          The first 3 movies with Edna May Oliver and James Gleason are excellent. I did not care for the other players, i.e., Zasu Pitts, etc.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "EVERYONE learns from "Teacher"!

          By History Loves Company

          from Hollywood, CA

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            Early RKO films had great talents and used them in many ways. Edna May Oliver was a great character actress. This must have been a real romp for her.
            Helen Broderick is also fun as Miss Withers. Zazu Pitts, in her two films was her comic silly self as well as an interesting Miss Withers. All six good "who done its" and LOTS of fun, too.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            FINALLY a Hildegarde Withers Collection!

            By Deb4pe

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Movie Buff

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Delightful Duo
            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about this product:

              A great way to raise the spirits on a Blue Day or Rainy Day. Mystery with a whimsical twist.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A great DVD to add to My Collection

              By Gardenman

              from Chico, CA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                Loved all 6 features. Most of all I liked the Characters Edna May Oliver played in the first two features. Would have liked to see more of her playing the Character. Zazu Pitts was too campy. Inspector Piper was a great companion Character and fit Edna May like a glove.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will enjoy watching them repeatedly.

                By Shay

                from Fort Myers, FL

                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  I first saw one of them on TCM and loved it; then I kept watch for any more showing. When I saw when the second one for them was scheduled to be showed, I made my mom watch it with me and she really enjoyed it. When I found out that TCM shop had the collection for sale, I just had to get them. I will enjoy watching them over and over again.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME FUN SERIES

                  By A new Edna May Oliver fan

                  from Wheaton, IL

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Edna May Oliver
                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                  • Edna May Oliver Only In 3

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • In The Car
                  • Just Plain Fun 1930's
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  6 total movies. 3 with the main stars. What a team they made. Edna May Oliver, can't get much better...bummer she was only in 3. Even more bummed she died so young. Have watched this series often and still totally enjoy it. The acting, the lines, just plain FUN. Got my 14 year old to watch it one day with me. She enjoyed it too. Goes around quoting the stars all the time. "Relax Hildegard, Relax" or from "Murder on the blackboard"...."its for my nerves if anyone should ask".....smile every time I hear it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Wonderful, funny show!

                  By Bizzy Lizzy

                  from Grants Pass Oregon

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    I laughed and laughed! So much fun and so real.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    It's OK but

                    By Me

                    from N.j.

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Disappointing

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about this product:

                        First disk ok but disk two no the same.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love these Great Fun Mysteries.

                        By MJ

                        from Wilkes-Barre, PA.

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Love Hildegarde Great Ch
                        • Original

                        Cons

                        • None of these apply

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • Rainy Day Favorites

                        Comments about this product:

                        I accidently come across 2 of these movies on TCM,and have been wishing for more. I did not know they were a series. I was thrilled to find them on your TCM Shopping Page for purchasing. What great old time movies they are. I wish there were more and more series like them. With TV's major networks showing more and more trash I turn to TCM more and more. Please TCM look for more series like these.

                         
                        4.0

                        Enjoyed it!!!!

                        By Lynne

                        from Parsippany, NJ

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Entertaining

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about this product:

                            Love Mysterys

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Oldy but a real goody

                            By deb

                            from Chicago, Illinois

                            About Me Casual Viewer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • Great for Kids
                              • In The Car
                              • Perfect Gift
                              • Special Needs
                              • Travel
                              • Younger Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              This is great for Children. They don't see all the blood and guts of the world and can laugh at the same time.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              SOUND IS VERY BAD IT COMES AND GOES

                              By AUNT B

                              from BUFFALO , NY

                              About Me Avid Moviegoer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Enjoy Old Flicks

                              Cons

                              • Poor sound

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              ENJOY WATCHING OLD TIME DETECTIVE STORES

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Six great movies all in one package

                              By Bijou1937

                              from Normal, Illinois

                              About Me Movie Buff

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home
                                • Perfect Gift

                                Comments about this product:

                                This is a fun series with great character actors leading each mystery plot. They play to the movie lover who likes a good mystery with a tough old broad and a coarse elderly gent in the detective seat. Of course some of them are not politically correct; they are from a different era; but we can all take it with a grain of salt and enjoy them for what they are. Highly recommended!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Good series

                                By Dr

                                from Memphis, TN

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Good series

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  "Great Saturday Morning Watching"

                                  By Bobbi

                                  from Sparta, NJ

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    This is the perfect dvd to spend Saturday morning having coffee and breakfast with the enjoyable characters of Inspector Piper and Hilldegarde Withers.

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    great minds at work

                                    By VSILCOTT

                                    from MANHATTAN,NY

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Informative

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home
                                      • Perfect Gift
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      i love murder mysteries,but even more i love the unique characters who solve them. edna may oliver is fantastic,quite believable. i just wish she made more of them!

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