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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) Poster

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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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Ted Nickerson: [to Nancy] I can only hope you can keep up with me when I start retreatin'.

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Captain Tweedy: Smitty, go down to the Turnbull house and put yourself on guard. Find anybody around there, throw 'em out.

Smitty, a Policeman: Single-handed?

Captain Tweedy: Oh, use both hands, I don't care.

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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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Ted Nickerson: Gosh! I mean GOSH!

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Nancy Drew: Dad! Ted's in jail again! Come on!

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Ted Nickerson: [frustratedly] Some day I'm gonna get psychoanalyzed and find out why I'm such a dope.

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Smitty, a Policeman: Watch your step, lady.

Ted Nickerson: [mumbling while in dress] "Lady".

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