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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.

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (original screen play), Mildred Wirt Benson (based on: Nancy Drew stories) (as Carolyn Keene)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bonita Granville ... Nancy Drew
John Litel ... Carson Drew
Frankie Thomas ... Ted Nickerson (as Frank Thomas Jr.)
Dickie Jones ... Killer Parkins
Mary Lee ... Mary
Larry Williams ... Miles Lambert
Betty Amann ... Eula Denning
Thomas E. Jackson ... Bostwick - City Editor (as Thomas Jackson)
Olin Howland ... Police Sgt. Entwhistle
Sheila Bromley ... Bonnie Lucas
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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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Taglines:

STOP THE PRESSES! Nancy's on the trail of a terrific SCOOP!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nancy Drew, Repórter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy's car is a 1936 Chevrolet Standard Six Cabriolet. See more »

Goofs

After Ted gets out of Nancy's car to rush to his tennis date, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the backs of people passing by, especially on the woman in the light-colored coat. See more »

Quotes

City Editor Bostwick: Every time I depend on a reporter, I'm double-crossed.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Nursery Rhyme Medley
(uncredited)
Traditional nursery rhymes sung in modified versions by Mary Lee, Dickie Jones,
Bonita Granville and Frankie Thomas at the Mandarin Cafe
Songs include: "Little Bo Peep", "Hey Diddle Diddle (The Cat and the Fiddle)", "Mary Had a Little Lamb",
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", "Rockabye Baby"
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My brief review of the film
16 February 2006 | by sol-See all my reviews

"Fun" would be the best way to describe this film in one word. It is not a cinematic masterpiece, nor is it especially well made, but it is a delight to watch nonetheless. Granville gives it her best in the title role and some of the situations that she and her friends get involved in, such as having to do karaoke and a boxing match, make really amusing viewing. There is a certain charm to the film that is hard to deny. It fails to create much suspense with most of the mystery solution given early on, the plot is slim, the supporting performances are mediocre… but overall it really hits the spot if one is in the mood for an entertaining film that does not require much thought.


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