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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

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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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Effie Schneider
Vera Lewis ...
Miss Rosemary Turnbull
Louise Carter ...
Miss Floretta Turnbull
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Daniel Talbert
George Guhl ...
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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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Ted Nickerson: [trying to impress the maid with a joke] A duck is a chicken with snowshoes.
Nancy Drew: And a halfwit is a person who spends half their time trying to be witty.
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Final in the Series
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fourth and final film in Warner's detective series has Bonita Granville returning as Nancy Drew. In this film, two old women are about to turn over their property to charity but someone is trying to haunt them out of it. You see, the women must stay there day and night for two weeks or the will is no good and the property is turned over to the city. This final film is the shortest of the four (only running 60 minutes) but it's also the weakest. There isn't any comedy to speak of and none of the mystery aspects are fully recognized. Granville is good in her role as usual but the supporting characters are weak this time out.


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