Title: Nancy Drew... Reporter Summary: Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges. Directed by: William Clemens Actors: Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas Production Company: First National Pictures Release Date: 18 February 1939 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
While participating in a contest at a local newspaper in which school children are asked to submit a news story, local attorney Carson Drew's daughter Nancy intercepts a real story assignment. She "covers" the inquest of the death of a woman who was poisoned. Nancy doesn't think the young woman accused of the crime is guilty and corrals her neighbor Ted into searching for a vital piece of evidence, and they stumble onto the identity of the real killer.