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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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Complete credited cast:
... Nancy Drew
... Ted Nickerson
... Carson Drew
... Matt Brandon
... Edna Gregory
... 'Chuck' Marley
... Effie Schneider
Roger Imhof ... Sheriff Barney Riggs
... Clint Griffith
... Apollo Johnson
... Greenhouse Clerk
Cliff Saum ... First Deputy Sheriff
Tom Wilson ... Milt - Second Deputy Sheriff
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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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Los apuros de Nancy  »

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Bonita Granville named this film as her favorite Nancy Drew film she did. See more »

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Nancy Drew: Ted, there are times when parents must be disobeyed...
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Followed by Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) 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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Willie Best discovers a corpse...
15 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

When a ranchowner's body is found buried on his own land, it's up to Nancy Drew to solve another murder in NANCY DREW--TROUBLE SHOOTER. And once again, BONITA GRANVILLE decides that she and FRANKIE THOMAS must go about solving the crime despite the warnings of her father (JOHN LITEL) to stay away from the case.

Nancy's other concern is that her father is being too chummy with a woman he seems to be attracted to. But mostly, she's bubbling with energy as she and Frankie Thomas set out on another adventure while racing around the countryside in her roadster. A tropical flower and a greenhouse figure importantly in the plot.

So does a crop duster airplane. The film is an improvement over the first two entries as far as production values go. The B&W photography is crisp and the sets look as if more money was spent on them. The crop duster sequence is milked for all it's worth and ends the film with a wallop of a ride.

Summing up: Better than average entry in the series.


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