Nancy Drew... Detective

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Nancy Drew... Detective
Nancy Drew... Detective poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Clemens
Produced by Bryan Foy
Screenplay by Kenneth Gamet
Based on Nancy Drew
by Mildred Benson
Starring Bonita Granville
John Litel
James Stephenson
Frankie Thomas
Frank Orth
Helena Phillips Evans
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography L. William O'Connell
Edited by Frank Magee
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • November 19, 1938 (1938-11-19)
Running time
66 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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]


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’s 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.



  1. ^ "Nancy-Drew-Detective - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-09-01. 
  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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