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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.

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (original screenplay), Mildred Wirt Benson (based on the Nancy Drew stories by) (as Carolyn Keene)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bonita Granville ... Nancy Drew
Frankie Thomas ... Ted Nickerson
John Litel ... Carson Drew
Aldrich Bowker ... Matt Brandon
Charlotte Wynters ... Edna Gregory
Edgar Edwards ... 'Chuck' Marley
Renie Riano ... Effie Schneider
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Sheriff Barney Riggs
Erville Alderson ... Clint Griffith
Willie Best ... Apollo Johnson
John Harron ... Greenhouse Clerk
Cliff Saum Cliff Saum ... First Deputy Sheriff
Tom Wilson ... Milt - Second Deputy Sheriff
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los apuros de Nancy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The crop-duster airplane used in the film is a Stearman C-3B, registration NC6491. 136 of this variant were built from 1927-29. MSRP was $8,970 (about $130,000 in 2018). See more »

Goofs

When Nancy and her father get to the house in the country, from the outside the blind on the door covers only part of the top panes of glass. But, in the next shot from inside, it's below the top two panes. Also, from outside the panes are rectangular and from the inside they are square. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Barney Riggs: Now listen, Apollo, you're so excited, you don't know what you're talking about! Was it a corpse?
Apollo Johnson: A dead corpse!
Sheriff Barney Riggs: Who?
Apollo Johnson: I don't know. I took one peep and flew!
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Connections

Follows Nancy Drew: Detective (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Happy About the Whole Thing
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the ice cream party
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Bonita shines as always in this Drew!
28 September 2002 | by Michael1958See all my reviews

Bonita Granville and Frankie Thomas make this little mystery a lot of fun for the family to watch. This and the Nancy Drew films in general made with Granville are little gems that sadly do not get shown as much as they should. My big question is, why were there not more. These Drew movies are more entertaining than the Monogram Charlie Chans and Mr. Wong movies-yet those lasted longer than the Drew series did at Warners. If you have a chance to see the Nancy Drew/Bonita Granville series-please do so. MM


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