Many have dreamed of having their name in lights, and for our favorite girl sleuth it happened. Over the years Nancy Drew has been portrayed in several movies and television shows.
NANCY DREW ON THE MOVIE SCREEN
Nancy Drew Movie Mystery Collection
During 1938 and 1939, Bonita Granville portrayed Nancy Drew in four Warner Brothers movies: Nancy Drew: Detective, Nancy Drew: Reporter, Nancy Drew: Trouble Shooter, and Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. These were somewhat comical and portrayed Nancy as a bit flippant.
Nancy Drew Get a Clue
Then in 2007, Warner Brothers released Nancy Drew Get a Clue starring Emma Roberts. This movie has received a mixed reaction with the critics. If you’re looking for a real mystery, this is not it. However, if you’re just a fan of all things Nancy Drew, by all means add it to your library.
NANCY DREW ON TV
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
From 1977 to 1979, ABC aired “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”, alternating weeks between the Hardy Boys and Nancy. The Nancy Drew series lasted for two seasons with Pamela Sue Martin playing the part of Nancy in Season 1 and Janet Louise Johnson playing the part for Season 2.
In 1995, another short Nancy Drew series played for one season with Tracy Ryan playing the part.
In 2002 a made-for-TV movie starring Maggie Lawson aired as a pilot for a new Nancy Drew series. Unfortunately, it didn’t do well in the ratings and the series was not picked up.