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The Disappearing Floor 

While investigating the disappearance of a missing scientist, the boys begin to doubt their senses when they discover an isolated estate loaded with bizarre illusions.

Director:

Fernando Lamas

Writers:

Larry Alexander, Glen A. Larson (television developer) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Cassidy ... Joe Hardy
Parker Stevenson ... Frank Hardy
Pamela Sue Martin ... Nancy Drew (credit only)
Lisa Eilbacher ... Callie Shaw
Ed Gilbert ... Fenton Hardy (as Edmund Gilbert)
Edith Atwater ... Aunt Gertrude
Marj Dusay ... Dr. Janice Craddock
Robin Chesler ... Marcia Collins
Howard Platt ... Sidney Tabor
David Opatoshu ... Professor Desmond
Sam Gilman ... Mr. Hodges
Alex Rodine ... Russian Attaché
Henry G. Sanders ... Guard (as Henry Gayle Sanders)
Jack Schultz Jack Schultz ... Lt. Oates
Michael A. Salcido Michael A. Salcido ... Technician (as Michael Salcido)
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While investigating the disappearance of a missing scientist, the boys begin to doubt their senses when they discover an isolated estate loaded with bizarre illusions.

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Family | Mystery

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Frank Hardy: Dad, what would you say if I told you we were run off the road by a disk? A flying disk.
Fenton Hardy: [chuckles] I'd say it's the best story I've heard since the F you got in Volleyball was because your shorts were too tight.
Frank Hardy: They were.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Very ambitious special effects
18 February 2017 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

While looking for a missing scientist, Frank and Joe get more than they bargained for with a UFO that runs them off the road and an old house with growing rooms and disappearing floors. The boys also discover that someone else is looking for the scientist - a couple of Russian agents.

The Disappearing Floor is a good, fun episode. I remember when it first aired and how much I loved it. It's got a lot to offer with the UFO, creepy house, interesting mystery, and the sense of danger. But looking back at it today, you can easily see the episode's faults. It's a very ambitious episode for a show like The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries. By today's standards, the special effects are . . . well, they're weak. None of it looks at all realistic. But, I'll cut The Disappearing Floor some slack based on when it was released and what it tries to do and give it a 7/10.

One thing that has always puzzled me about The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries is all the sound looping or dubbing (whatever you call it). A lot of the dialogue sounds so unnatural and was obviously recorded later on in a studio. While it's hard not to notice in any of the episodes, it seemed especially apparent in this one. It can be distracting if you're not ready for it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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