Nancy Drew... Detective

Nancy Drew... Detective is a 1938 American comedy film directed by William Clemens and written by Kenneth Gamet. The film stars Bonita Granville, John Litel, James Stephenson, Frankie Thomas, Frank Orth and Helena Phillips Evans. The film was released by Warner Bros. on November 19, 1938.[1][2][3]

Nancy Drew... Detective
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Clemens
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byKenneth Gamet
Based onNancy Drew
by Mildred Benson
StarringBonita Granville
John Litel
James Stephenson
Frankie Thomas
Frank Orth
Helena Phillips Evans
Music byHeinz Roemheld
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byFrank Magee
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • November 19, 1938 (1938-11-19)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States


Mary Eldridge promises a donation to Nancy’s school because she went to the same school with Nancy’s Grandmother. When she goes home she is kidnapped and held captive by a group of men intent on taking her money. Nancy, with the help of Ted Nickerson, solves the kidnapping. Ted has to disguise himself as a nurse while Nancy becomes a "widow" in order to locate the lady they are rescuing.



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  2. "Nancy Drew, Detective (1938) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  3. "Nancy Drew... Detective". 1938-02-18. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
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