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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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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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Trivia

Shaun Cassidy, younger half-brother of musician David Cassidy, was an up-and-coming teen pop star when he was cast in the series. His musical interests were worked into storylines. See more »

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Referenced in Return to Boggy Creek (1977) See more »

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By Glen A. Larson
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Ahh, the Memories
6 February 2006 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

I just finished watching "The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries" Season One DVD set. I must admit that I had a great time with the series. Sure, this stuff is pretty simplistic, but it's fun. The show is really pretty tame and the mysteries aren't very involved. It would probably be a good watch for the whole family.

Highlights of the first season include - Richard Kiel in The Mystery of the Haunted House, Shaun Cassidy singing in a couple of the later Hardy Boys episodes, Jamie Lee Curtis and Robert Englund in The Mystery of the Fallen Angels, and the way a couple of the episodes, particularly The Mystery of the Whispering Walls and The Disappearing Floor, were put together. Good stuff!

I'm probably a little more biased in favor of "The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries" than some would be. In 1977, I was 13 and fit perfectly into the shows demographic. Back then, I thought this stuff was better than sliced bread. Ahh, the memories.


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