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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 

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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.
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1979   1978   1977  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Shaun Cassidy ...  Joe Hardy 46 episodes, 1977-1979
Parker Stevenson ...  Frank Hardy 46 episodes, 1977-1979
Pamela Sue Martin ...  Nancy Drew 36 episodes, 1977-1978
Ed Gilbert Ed Gilbert ...  Fenton Hardy 31 episodes, 1977-1979
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Frank and Joe Hardy were the teenage sons of world-renowned private investigator Fenton Hardy. Snooping must have been in the Hardy blood, since Frank and Joe were always stumbling across mysterious goings-on, usually of the non-violent kind. Kidnapping, smuggling, robbery, missing persons and haunted houses were the norm in the Hardy hometown of Bayport, although their adventures often took the boys to other cities or even countries. Frank was the sensible, older brother, while Joe was impulsive and a budding pop singer. Gertrude was Frank & Joe's sometimes nagging aunt, Callie was Frank's cute girlfriend and Harry a government agent the Hardy boys occasionally worked with. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Family | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nancy Drew Mysteries See more »

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Runtime:

(28 episodes) | (39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Already over twenty-one when she was cast as teenage Nancy Drew, Pamela Sue Martin became disappointed with the more juvenile aspects of the role, and left after the second season. See more »

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Referenced in The Goonies (1985) See more »

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By Glen A. Larson
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Campy Family Friendly fun for the 1970s
1 September 2016 | by oprlvr33See all my reviews

We watched this on the new cable as kids, and loved every moment. What prepubescent kid didn't. Parker Stevenson and teen-idol Shaun Cassidy in the boy-detective lead roles of Frank and younger brother Joe. Then soon introducing the Poseidon Adventures, Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew. It all worked and flowed brilliantly. Parker was already a seasoned young actor, and Shaun played his own role well. Not to mention the Powers included his vocal talents later into the series. The guys played well off each other. And when coupled with Nancy on certain episodes, the three truly meshed.

Watching it today as an adult, most of the episodes flow decently enough, though some scenes or dialogue appear to drag in certain places. But that may well have been the original editing. Overall, this classic '70s series has retained its original charm, and is well worth watching and re-watching.


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