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A Haunting We Will Go 

Nancy revives a play in a theater that is supposed to be haunted. Actors from the original cast return to do the play. They seem to have intentions rather than the play, which makes Nancy ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Larry Alexander (story), Mildred Wirt Benson (books) (as Carolyn Keene) | 5 more credits »
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Pamela Sue Martin ... Nancy Drew
Shaun Cassidy ... Joe Hardy (credit only)
Parker Stevenson ... Frank Hardy (credit only)
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Ned Nickerson
Jean Rasey ... George Fayne
William Schallert ... Carson Drew
Carl Betz ... Alex Richmond
Victor Buono ... Seth Taylor
Bob Crane ... Danny Day
Dina Merrill ... Thelma March
Pippa Scott ... Janet Musante
Robert Karnes ... Sheriff King
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... The Director
Bob Golden Bob Golden ... 1st Reporter
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Nancy revives a play in a theater that is supposed to be haunted. Actors from the original cast return to do the play. They seem to have intentions rather than the play, which makes Nancy suspicious and determined to discover the secret of the phantom. Written by Todd

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Family | Mystery

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1 June 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

To raise money for a local youth center, Nancy and friends decide to revive a play that was last performed 20 years ago. To everyone's surprise, the original actors agree to come back for the play. But is the cast's motivation really altruistic or does this group have another reason for returning? As soon as rehearsals begin, strange things start happening. Is the old theater really haunted by a phantom? Nancy is determined to get to the bottom of things.

In a couple of different ways, A Haunting We Will Go doesn't feel much like a traditional Nancy Drew episode. For much of the runtime, Nancy and Co play second fiddle to rest of the cast. Not surprising, really, when consider the rest of the cast includes the likes of Bob Crane, Victor Buono, Dina Merrill, and Pippa Scott. I enjoy Pamela Sue Martin's work in the series, but she didn't stand a chance against an over-the-top actor like Buono. He, and the others, dominate every scene in which they appear. Another reason that this episode doesn't feel like a normal Nancy Drew episode is the amount of comedy. While there's usually a laugh or two to be had in every episode, this one is jam-packed with funny bits. The scene where Buono and Crane are carrying bricks in the alleyway is very funny. Still, the final reveal is handled quite nicely and the solution to the mystery is satisfying. While it's not overly difficult to figure out why the original actors came back for the play and the phantom's identity, the way Nancy weaves the solution into the live play performance is a nice touch and very enjoyable. In fact, the whole thing is enjoyable. It may not feel like Nancy Drew, but A Haunting We Will Go is a lot of fun and very entertaining. And for me, entertainment is what it's all about.


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English

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3 April 1977 (USA) See more »

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