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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.

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (original screenplay), Mildred Wirt Benson (based on the Nancy Drew stories by) (as Carolyn Keene)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bonita Granville ... Nancy Drew
Frankie Thomas ... Ted Nickerson
John Litel ... Carson Drew
Aldrich Bowker ... Matt Brandon
Charlotte Wynters ... Edna Gregory
Edgar Edwards ... 'Chuck' Marley
Renie Riano ... Effie Schneider
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Sheriff Barney Riggs
Erville Alderson ... Clint Griffith
Willie Best ... Apollo Johnson
John Harron ... Greenhouse Clerk
Cliff Saum Cliff Saum ... First Deputy Sheriff
Tom Wilson Tom Wilson ... Milt - Second Deputy Sheriff
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los apuros de Nancy See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the original theatrical release, Bonita Grandville and Frankie Thomas appear in a short segment at the end of the film asking the audience to send fan mail to the studio and invite them to see the next film in the series. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy and her father get to the house in the country, from the outside the blind on the door covers only part of the top panes of glass. But, in the next shot from inside, it's below the top two panes. Also, from outside the panes are rectangular and from the inside they are square. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

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Soundtracks

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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Carson gets smitten.
18 September 2003 | by vikitoriaSee all my reviews

By far, this was one of the better Nancy Drew's, with Ms. Granville. When her Uncle Matt is accused of murder, the best lawyer Carson must take the case, and naturally Nancy goes with him.

Since Carson is not a townie, he comes in under scrutiny but gets Matt out of prison for a little while. During this time, he meets a beautiful woman who catches his fancy, much to Nancy's dismay. Since Ted is also in town, she enlists him to dissuade her father. Naturally Ted falls for the loveliness of the woman and Nancy's troubles amount.

The whole resolution was done masterfully. It showed a maturation of Nancy and dealing with another woman in Carson's life.

The mystery of the killer was rather simple, but interesting with Ted along. Frankie and Bonita were great with each other. I wish they had done more together.

A great movie to watch - so pop your corn, grab a soda and don;t miss a minute of this very cute endeavor of a movie.


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