The Hardy Boys Mysteries

Season 1 Episode 4

The Flickering Torch Mystery

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Mar 27, 1977 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Frank: Wake up.
      Joe: What time is it?
      Frank: It's ten of six. Come on Joe. Will you wake up?
      Joe: What are you doin'? I'm sleepin'.

    • Fenton: Arson is a serious crime.
      Joe: So is murder.

    • Frank: It didn't sound like he was gonna lose his voice, did it?

    • Tony: It's comforting to know I'm so well guarded.
      Frank: It is?

    • Joe: There's no point in even looking for him around here. Houdini couldn't have gotten out of this thing.

    • Tony: You know, when someone saves your life, words aren't easy to find. What can I do for you guys?
      Fenton: Say, why don't you invite them to your next concert?
      Tony: It'll be in London.
      Joe: (to Dad) A deal's a deal.
      Frank: It won't take us long to get our things out of the van.
      Fenton: I doubt very much if London knows what's going to hit them.

    • Joe: It's Johnston! I've got Johnston inside!

    • Frank: When do you act on instincts?
      Joe: When you've got nothing left to go on.
      Frank: We've got to stop that jet.

    • Fenton: How long were you in that burning building anyway?
      Joe: Long enough.

    • Frank: Now what we've gotta do is make sure the fire hasn't got into the electrical system.
      Joe: That's what I've always admired about you, older brother. Your sense of humor.

    • Frank: What have you got?
      Joe: Just a lot of power tools, for all the good they'll do us.
      Frank: Now think positive.
      Joe: I am thinking positive, it's the situation that's negative.

    • Man: When those high octaves hit that sound system, it'll be bye-bye Tony.
      Joe: Holy-
      (Frank puts his hand over Joe's mouth)
      Frank: Shhh.

    • Chief Collig: Now why is that even when they do what I say, I still figure they're pulling one over on me?

    • Frank: Chief, you know you're always telling us not to come to you without hard facts.
      Chief Collig: Yeah?
      Frank: Well.
      Joe: We don't have any. (smiles)

    • Police: This is the police! Come out of that airplane! Come on out!
      Frank: We'd be delighted.

    • Joe: What would you rather be handling? An interesting missing person's case or crowd control for a rock group?
      (Frank smiles)
      Joe: Sorry I asked.

    • Joe: You have to admit this is an interesting case were on.
      Frank: It is?
      Joe: Normal, everyday guy, he's got a brand new wife, good job, leaves his house in the morning after breakfast, "Bye honey. Be home for dinner. Be home early.", disappears into thin air. Why?
      Frank: She burnt the toast?

    • Frank: Dad gets to go to New York and work with a rock group and I get to work with you. How did that happen?
      Joe: Just lucky, I guess.

    • (Joe just turned the plane upside down and is flying it that way)
      Joe: How was that, teach?
      Frank: It's terrific. Now put it back.
      Joe: How do you do that?

    • Tony: (referring to the crowd of fans they had to fight through to get to the dressing room) It's even more fun trying to get out of the stadium.

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