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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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Nancy Drew, Repórter  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. 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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Something Tells Me
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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No better entertainment value
8 January 2006 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

You can get this movie on DVD nearly anywhere for a dollar, usually a double feature with a Dick Tracy movie. It is well worth the investment. It is fast paced, and entertaining. Bonita Granville could give any current teen queens a run for their money. The other main character, Ted, (played by Frank Thomas, Jr.) reminds me of a young Jimmy Stewart. Also,in this movie,two other child actors play roles that were probably used as the basis for ChimChim and Spreidel in the Speed Racer cartoons. They are annoying, popping up throughout the movie, but show off their talent in a musical number. Great voices! The story also gives a look at what life was like in the 1930s. At least for the upper middle class. It is interesting to see the old cars and camera equipment used by Nancy and her "boyfriend". This movie is great for families with teens and small children. Adults will also find the hour long movie worthwhile.


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