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Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)

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Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges.

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(original screen play), (based on: Nancy Drew stories) (as Carolyn Keene)
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While participating in a contest at a local newspaper in which school children are asked to submit a news story, local attorney Carson Drew's daughter Nancy intercepts a real story assignment. She "covers" the inquest of the death of a woman who was poisoned. Nancy doesn't think the young woman accused of the crime is guilty and corrals her neighbor Ted into searching for a vital piece of evidence, and they stumble onto the identity of the real killer. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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STOP THE PRESSES! Nancy's on the trail of a terrific SCOOP!

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18 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Nancy Drew, Repórter  »

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Florence Halop's film debut. See more »

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Nancy Drew: A reporter has the right to do things an ordinary person shouldn't.
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Pretty Baby
(1916) (uncredited)
Music by Tony Jackson and Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by John Litel while putting Nancy to bed
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Enjoyable film, suitable for kids
9 February 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The Nancy Drew series of films was made by Warner Brothers as part of their B-picture unit and was intended for viewing primarily by children. Nancy Drew...Reporter is a fine example of the series. The film was highly enjoyable, the acting was excellent, very clever bits in the plot. The film holds up just as well today, and makes a fine movie for children to sit down and watch. The film is in the public domain and can be found on DVD, Video, and TV.


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