Nancy Drew: Trouble Shooter
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.
The third of four Nancy Drew Movies made in the late 1930's, this one is from 1939, Nancy Drew: Trouble Shooter brings fans of the girl detective more fun, mystery, danger, and some rather politically incorrect antics.
I had previously seen the second of the four movies, which was the only one then available on DVD. So I was quite pleased to run into a DVD set with all four through my local library. Needless to say, as a Nancy Drew fan since I read my first yellow hardcover at age 10, I put a hold on the set and have enjoyed watching these old black/white films.
The most famous of girl detectives is an enduring character, has gone through many versions in books, movies, TV series's, and even computer games. She looks a little different for each generation but that is part of her charm....she has been well loved by at least 4 generations now. You just can't beat that kind of popularity.
So, if your fan of old black/white movies, and the girl detective, like I am, you'll want to check out Nancy Drew: Trouble Shooter and help Nancy solve a murder...and escape some comically dangerous situations...
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 ... Sheriff Barney Riggs
Erville Alderson ... Clint Griffith
Willie Best ... Apollo Johnson
Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
Nancy Drew: Ted, there are times when parents must be disobeyed...
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!
Ted Nickerson: [referring to their car] Turn it around! A wise general always leaves the road open for retreat. Don't you know that?