The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 1, Episode 7

The Flickering Torch Mystery (27 Mar. 1977)

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The boys discover that the missing person investigation they are working on for their dad is linked to his job providing concert security for a rock star Tony Eagle (played by Ricky Nelson)... See full summary »

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Nancy Drew (credit only)
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Ed Gilbert ...
Fenton Hardy (as Edmund Gilbert)
Edith Atwater ...
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Tony Eagle (as Rick Nelson)
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Carl Fry
Robert Sampson ...
Lou Haskell
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Chief Collig (as Herbert Voland)
Deirdre Berthrong ...
Leslie Johnston
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Geoff Parks ...
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The boys discover that the missing person investigation they are working on for their dad is linked to his job providing concert security for a rock star Tony Eagle (played by Ricky Nelson)--and that the missing person is linked to a plot to murder Tony. Written by Spirit

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The episode is set in New England, however the fire trucks dispatched to the blaze at the sound engineer's office depart from a Los Angeles County Fire Department station. See more »

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Strange, Ricky Nelson was in this in 1977
17 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The name of this series is "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)". The odd number episodes in a series are with the Hardy Boys and the even number episodes are Nancy Drew episodes.

I found this episode "The Flickering Torch Mystery" unusual. Ricky Nelson the singer was in this. He was handsome and very young. I guess as he got older he used Rick instead of Ricky.

The story is about him as a singer that travels with his group around the world performing at concerts.

This episode starts off with the Hardy Boys flying their airplane and coming across another airplane in the sky whose controls do not work. They guide the pilot down to a safe landing.

In the course of the story it is found that someone is trying to kill Nelson and the Hardy Boys think it is going to be on stage. They later find out it is on the airplane he will be piloting to another concert for him to perform.

The ironic thing about this is that Ricky Nelson and some of his band members were on a plane that crashed in 1985. Him and a number of his people were killed.


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