Image source: Internet Archive (
Download Movie [Video Format: MP4]
Movie Source: Internet Archive (

Other Versions of this Movie

Nancy Drew... Reporter


Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges.

Nancy Drew... Reporter is a 1939 American film directed by William Clemens (film director) and starring Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew.
The film was produced by Warner Bros, but has since slipped into the public domain and is available on home video in a number of issues in addition to Warner's official DVD set containing the other three films as well (which are still copyrighted).
With the death of Dickie Jones on July 7, 2014, there are no surviving cast members of the movie.


Nancy Drew, competing in the local newspaper's amateur reporter contest, clears a girl named Eula Denning of murder charges.


  • Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew
  • John Litel as Carson Drew
  • Frankie Thomas as Ted Nickerson
  • Mary Lee (actor) as Mary Nickerson
  • Dick Jones (actor) as Killer Parkins
  • Larry Williams as Miles Lambert
  • Betty Amann as Eula Denning
  • Thomas E. Jackson as City Editor Bostwick
  • Olin Howland as Sergeant Entwhistle
  • Sheila Bromley as Bonnie Lucas
  • Art Smith (actor) as news editor
  • Jimmy Conlin as newspaper morgue librarian


  • John Litel - "Pretty Baby" (Music by Tony Jackson (jazz musician) and Egbert Van Alstyne, lyrics by Gus Kahn)
  • John Litel - "Good Night, Ladies"
  • Bonita Granville and Frankie Thomas - "Nursery Rhyme Medley", traditional nursery rhymes sung in modified versions by Mary Lee and Dickie Jones. Songs include: "Little Bo Peep", "Hey Diddle Diddle (The Cat and the Fiddle)", "Mary Had a Little Lamb", "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Rockabye Baby"
  • Frankie Thomas - "Lullaby of Broadway (song)" (Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin)
  • "Something Tells Me" (Music by Harry Warren)
  • "You Go to My Head" (Music by J. Fred Coots)

Category:1939 films
Category:American films
Category:American comedy-drama films
Category:Comedy mystery films
Category:Criminal comedy films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by William Clemens
Category:Nancy Drew
Category:American teen mystery films
Category:1930s crime films

Bryan Foy

More Public Domain Movies