Nancy Drew, Reporter [The Film Detective Restored Version] [DVD] [1939]

  • SKU: 31882215
  • Release Date: 07/01/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Nancy Drew, Reporter
The second entry in Warner Bros.' popular detective series, Nancy Drew, Reporter presented young sleuth Bonita Granville at her busybody best. This time, the irrepressible Miss Drew has entered a junior newspaper-reporter contest and, determined to win, insinuates herself into the ongoing investigation of the Lambert murder. Despite overwhelming evidence, Nancy refuses to believe that the murder victim's young ward (Betty Amann) is the culprit and instead shadows a mysterious man (Jack Perry) sporting a cauliflower ear. The brutish stranger and his floozy of a girlfriend (Sheila Bromley) lead Nancy and her faithful sidekick, Ted Nickerson (Frankie Thomas Jr.), on a merry chase that, naturally, ends with the apprehension of the real murderer. Trapped in the Bledenburg Hotel along the way, Nancy and Ted ingeniously call attention to their plight by changing the hostelry's neon sign to "Bedbug Hotel." Juvenile stars Granville and Thomas are this time aided by teenage singer Mary Lee, of Gene Autry Western fame, and child actor Dickie Jones, the latter insisting on imitating Donald Duck. A highlight of the film has the four youngsters performing swing versions of nursery rhymes in order to pay for their Chinese dinner. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bonita Granville
    Bonita Granville - Nancy Drew
  • John Litel
    John Litel - Carson Drew
  • Mary Lee
    Mary Lee - Mary
  • Sheila Bromley
    Sheila Bromley - Bonnie Lucas
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    Larry Williams - Miles Lambert

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a great movie, but fun if you love Nancy Drew.


    I found this movie to be fairly enjoyable when I bought it at the peak of my Nancy Drew obsession. No, its not a great movie and yes, this Nancy is portrayed as a rather excitable school girl, but she's still Nancy Drew!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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