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Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  17 June 1939 (USA)
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When a close friend of the Drew family is accused of murder in a rural community, Nancy, aided by boyfriend Ted, helps her lawyer father expose the real killers.

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(original screenplay), (based on the Nancy Drew stories by) (as Carolyn Keene)
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Roger Imhof ...
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Willie Best ...
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Milt - Second Deputy Sheriff
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Nancy Drew clears her Uncle Matt of murder charges when she exposes the real murderers. She and Ted find themselves in many dangerous positions such as trying to fly an airplane after the pilot parachuted out and being face-to-face with the murderer. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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Los apuros de Nancy  »

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Ted Nickerson: [to the telegrapher] I'm going to give you some advice, mister. If you wanna get rich, stay away from women. I know from experience.
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I'm Happy About the Whole Thing
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the ice cream party
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Nancy Drew, Parody
16 September 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Though I've enjoyed the four Warner Bros. Nancy Drew films for their fast pace, snappy dialog and light touch, Bonita Granville doesn't bear much resemblance to the hyper-perfect Nancy of the long-running series of novels. The main drawback to the literary Nancy is that she's too perfect, even winning a golf tournament against a superior, more experienced player in THE HAUNTED BRIDGE. In TROUBLESHOOTER, (which bears the least resemblance to the books of any of the four films), Nancy's perfection is taken down a few notches: she can't drive (rear-ending several parked cars, constantly taking her hands off the wheel in her excitement), she can't cook (making a veritable Lucy of the kitchen), she allows the bad guys to destroy evidence -- why, she's as scared of ghosts as Willie Best and she can't even fly an airplane! NANCY DREW, TROUBLESHOOTER, with its general lack of mystery and constant slapstick, is essentially a parody of Nancy Drew. Fun, and satisfying in a slightly sadistic way, but nothing like the books.


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