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Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 18 February 1939 (USA)
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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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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: Ted, I'm positive that the woman who stole the tin can from me yesterday is Soxie's girlfriend. Now all you have to do is get him to tell you her name and where she lives.
Ted Nickerson: Maybe you'd like to know if she's got any bridgework! How will that help?
Nancy Drew: You remember Captain Tweety always said, "Cherchez la femme!" - find the woman! - the only smart thing he ever did say!
Ted Nickerson: Yeah, and he stole that!
Nancy Drew: It's true! You can always get information from women. They just love to talk!
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Followed by Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) See more »

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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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My brief review of the film
16 February 2006 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Fun" would be the best way to describe this film in one word. It is not a cinematic masterpiece, nor is it especially well made, but it is a delight to watch nonetheless. Granville gives it her best in the title role and some of the situations that she and her friends get involved in, such as having to do karaoke and a boxing match, make really amusing viewing. There is a certain charm to the film that is hard to deny. It fails to create much suspense with most of the mystery solution given early on, the plot is slim, the supporting performances are mediocre… but overall it really hits the spot if one is in the mood for an entertaining film that does not require much thought.


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