Nancy Drew and Ted Nickerson solve a murder and save two elderly ladies from losing their family home. The old mansion is complete with a moving wall and a hidden staircase.Written by
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Indianapolis Wednesday 24 October 1956 on WISH (Channel 8); it first aired in Albuquerque Sunday 25 November 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), and again in Albuquerque Saturday 22 December 1956 on KGGM (Channel 13). See more »
When Teds hands the crumpled note on torn paper to Mr. Drew, in close-up the paper is much smoother and has clean edges. See more »
[trying to impress the maid with a joke]
A duck is a chicken with snowshoes.
And a halfwit is a person who spends half their time trying to be witty.
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I stumbled upon this series, courtesy of TCM, and was pleasantly surprised by their almost effortless charm. Bonita Granville was especially well cast as Drew, and cohort Frankie Thomas shared a good onscreen chemistry with her. I too wish there were more episodes in this underrated series; one can still appreciate its breezily innocent yet often witty qualities--all too rare to find let alone do nowadays. It remains a homage to the skills of workaday backlot Hollywood, circa 1939, showcasing plenty of talent for an otherwise unassuming footnote in the Warner Bros. vault. Thanks again, TCM.
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