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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

Nancy helps two aging spinsters fulfill the byzantine provisions of their father's will, but the murder of their chauffeur complicates matters.

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Miss Rosemary Turnbull
Louise Carter ...
Miss Floretta Turnbull
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Daniel Talbert
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Reporter
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Reporter (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Tribune Photographer
Frederic Tozere ...
District Attorney's Investigator (as Fredric Tozere)
Don Rowan ...
Phillips the Chauffeur
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Nancy Drew and Ted Nickerson solve a murder and save two elderly ladies from losing their family home. The old mansion is complete with a moving wall and a hidden staircase. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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9 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Nancy Drew e a Escada Secreta  »

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Goofs

As Ted and Nancy talk outside the Turnbull house following the scene in which the Turnbull sisters report the theft of minor household items, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen passing across a wooden post behind them. See more »

Quotes

Carson Drew: Here's a check for the butcher. Tell him he's been cutting the meat so thin lately it only has one side.
Effie Schneider, the Housekeeper: Yes sir, shall I tell him which side?
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Follows Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939) See more »

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I stumbled upon this series, courtesy of TCM, and was pleasantly surprised by their almost effortless charm. Bonita Granville was especially well cast as Drew, and cohort Frankie Thomas shared a good onscreen chemistry with her. I too wish there were more episodes in this underrated series; one can still appreciate its breezily innocent yet often witty qualities--all too rare to find let alone do nowadays. It remains a homage to the skills of workaday backlot Hollywood, circa 1939, showcasing plenty of talent for an otherwise unassuming footnote in the Warner Bros. vault. Thanks again, TCM.


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