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Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 17 June 1939 (USA)
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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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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Ted Nickerson: [referring to their car] Turn it around! A wise general always leaves the road open for retreat. Don't you know that?
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Follows Nancy Drew: Detective (1938) See more »

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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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Cooking potatoes on the floor
4 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Third entry in the delightful Nancy Drew series starring Bonita Granville. This time Nancy's lawyer dad (John Litel) has to leave town to help an old friend accused of murder. Nancy comes along and, of course, takes it upon herself to investigate the case. While there, Mr. Drew meets a woman and becomes enamored but Nancy isn't crazy about her.

Granville's wonderful as ever as the headstrong sleuth. Litel's great as well. Frankie Thomas is also here as Nancy's sidekick and would-be boyfriend, Ted. He and Granville had great chemistry. Aldrich Bowker steals every scene he's in as the cantankerous accused murderer. Additional comic relief in this one comes from Willie Best. It goes without saying Mr. Best's negative stereotype character will offend some modern viewers. Exciting climax involving a barn, a bull, and an airplane. Points for creativity.


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