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The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure 

Sons of the great detective Fenton Hardy, Frank and Joe are eager to impress their father with their mystery solving skills. When an opportunity comes to help prove the new kid in town as ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Tim Considine ...  Frank Hardy 19 episodes, 1956
Tommy Kirk ...  Joe Hardy 19 episodes, 1956
Florenz Ames ...  Silas Applegate 16 episodes, 1956
Russ Conway ...  Fenton Hardy 15 episodes, 1956
Sarah Selby ...  Aunt Gertrude / ... 15 episodes, 1956
Robert Foulk ...  Jackley the Plumber 15 episodes, 1956
Carole Ann Campbell Carole Ann Campbell ...  Iola Morton 14 episodes, 1956
Donald MacDonald ...  Perry Robinson 10 episodes, 1956
Arthur Shields ...  Boles - Ex-Gardener / ... 9 episodes, 1956


Sons of the great detective Fenton Hardy, Frank and Joe are eager to impress their father with their mystery solving skills. When an opportunity comes to help prove the new kid in town as innocent and find the long lost Applegate treasure, they jump on it. We follow the boys' case as they discover new twists and turns in the new case and in the mystery of the 10 year missing treasure.

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Release Date:

2 October 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Thurl Ravenscroft sings the theme song. See more »


Referenced in Supernatural: Abandon All Hope (2009) See more »


Gold Doubloons and Pieces of Eight
Sung by Thurl Ravenscroft
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The Hardy Boys Solve Another Mysterious Mystery
25 October 2013 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

Even though these good-natured Hardy Boys' episodes (which were regularly featured on TV's "Mickey Mouse Club") are somewhat silly and strictly juvenile in their story-lines, they are still sure to be of some interest to anyone who might be a nostalgia-buff for 1950's television programs, especially light-hearted ones of mystery and comedy.

Set in the small, middle-class town of Bayport, N.Y. - Join 13 year-old Frank Hardy and his gung-ho, 12 year-old bro', Joe, as the suspense and drama unfolds and our 2 amateur detectives (along with their friends and family) search for vital clues that will reveal the truth behind "The Mystery Of The Applegate Treasure". (Wow! It sure sounds exciting, eh!)

So, sit back, relax, and see just why this highly-popular kiddies' show thrilled television's first generation of children and still continues to thrill audiences to this very day.

Filmed in b&w, each of these 19 episodes (dating from 1956-1957) has a running time of approx. 12 minutes. This 2-DVD set also contains some interesting bonus material.

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