Nancy Drew, Detective (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Nancy Drew, Detective (1938)





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The first film in the series follows Nancy's efforts to stop crooks from getting the $250,000 an eccentric old lady wants to leave to a school by proving her sanity.


Bonita Granville
as Nancy Drew
John Litel
as Carson Drew
Frankie Thomas
as Ted Nickerson
Frank Orth
as Ins. Milligan
Renie Riano
as Effie Schneider
Helena Phillips Evans
as Mary Eldridge
Edward Keane
as Adam Thorne
Brandon Tynan
as Dr. Spires
Vera Lewis
as Miss Van Deering
Mae Busch
as Miss Tyson
Tommy Bupp
as Spud Murphy
Lotta Williams
as Mrs. Spires
Lottie Williams
as Mrs. Spires
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Critic Reviews for Nancy Drew, Detective

All Critics (1)

The brisk running time ensures that the movie never quite overstays its welcome...

March 5, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nancy Drew, Detective

Run of the mill serial is a good snapshot of what kind of product was churned out to fill the bottom half of a double bill back in the day.

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