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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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Carson Drew
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Ted Nickerson (as Frank Thomas Jr.)
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Killer Parkins
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Mary
Larry Williams ...
Miles Lambert
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Eula Denning
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Bostwick - City Editor (as Thomas Jackson)
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Police Sgt. Entwhistle
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Bonnie Lucas
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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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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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Version of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) See more »

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You Go to My Head
(1938)(uncredited)
Music by J. Fred Coots
Played by the band at the Mandarin Cafe
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Time flies
16 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film last Saturday night, thinking it's been a long time since I saw this or the other 3 in the series. It didn't disappoint, I knew exactly what I was going to get and did. It all depends on personal preferences of course, but if this is an ancient cheap B pic how come 67 minutes simply flew by? I happened to watch Blazing Saddles for the first time the night before and found myself continually counting down the time remaining on the VCR clock.

It's a highly enjoyable romp in the best family Warner Bros tradition, even with that juvenile Vaudeville/Swing scene in it - it's not something that I can easily relate to! Having read most of the "classic" Nancy Drew books ghosted by Mildred Wirt (and the few by Walter Karig), I still think it was a perfect part for Bonita Granville as the teenage heroine (John Litel was a litel stocky as her Dad). Maybe the plot was also a bit less implausible and full of marvellously astronomical co-incidences than most of MW's stories were too!

And to top it all the DVD only cost £3, a nice production from Alpha Video.


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