Sharp, young, independent and inquisitive, Nancy Drew is a teen reporter who endeavors to outwit the adults and clear a young woman of murder in this delightful (and surprisingly humorous) family film based on the legendary fictional sleuth. This is one of four Nancy Drew movies made by Warner Brothers in the late 1930s. Created as a female alternative to the successful male Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew's cultural impact and positive influence on young women remains highly significant even today. Nancy is on assignment quite by chance when she is involved in a contest at a local newspaper. She covers the death and inquest of a woman who died of poisoning and she believes the woman accused is innocent.