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Attaboy Clarence

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Episode 72: Ida The Incredible

In this week's show... Let's forget all about the old cannibalism and torture and necrophilia and incest for a moment shall we, and concentrate on the happy-go-lucky BLOOD CRISIS!! The Question Pot throws up a very interesting William Powell related query... The Caseite Jingle arrives to haunt our dreams... There's more 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?' And this week's reviews are dedicated to one of classic cinema's true pioneers, a lady who shrugged off a studio suspension to focus her efforts on becoming a trailblazing director: Miss Ida Lupino. We'll be shining a light on two of her most powerful and controversial films, 'Outrage' from 1950, and the nerve-shredding 'The Hitch-Hiker' from 1953. Radio entertainment comes this week from 'Suspense'... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

12 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 77: Cary Grant-arama

In this week's show...A new radio star has been born! (literally... I have proof!)Who knew that boys toys could be for girls, too?Someone's been visiting another podcast to talk about stuff. See if you can guess who...?Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend will be over in a flash, so get your answers ready!The Question Pot throws up all sorts of queries!There's music from Cliff Edwards, Judy Garland, and the one and only Mr. George Formby!PLUS reviews of two movies starring the inimitable Mr. Cary Grant. One is perhaps the romantic movie ever made (and reviewed in the most shamelessly romantic way possible), and the other features our hero as courtesan to a teenage girl (although it's not as weird as it sounds...)It's all here as we embark upon Episode 77 of Attaboy Clarence!Radio entertainment this week comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 36mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 88: All About Myrna

This week's show is dedicated to a very special lady...Myrna Loy remains one of the Golden Age's most beloved stars. But do you know how she got her start? And what can the marvellous Brook Darnell dig up about her from the Library Of Congress in this week's edition of 'Brook's Inside Looks'?There's also music from Bob Hope, as well as a flying visit to the Question Pot!Reviews this week are of four Myrna movies: I Love You Again (1940), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), Too Hot To Handle (1938), and Libeled Lady (1936).Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre AND Suspense... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 15mins

2 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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Poison Ivy

It’s Episode 99… goodness me…Well, having clambered across ninety-eight episodes of the podcast to get here, let’s see what’s inside…There are some CANTERBURYS to dish out!You have an all-new EXCELLENCY ear worm!There’s music from SIR LANCELOT, and THE INKSPOTS!The QUESTION POT throws up some brand new queries!Plus two movie reviews! One’s a college comedy starring the fabulous Susan Peters, Herbert Marshall and Mary Astor. The other is a wickedly black thriller set at the turn of the century…Radio entertainment comes from Radio’s Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 80: My Fair Girl

In this, the OAK Anniversary episode, we'll hear music from George Formby and Doris Day, PLUS...A chat with Secret History Of Hollywood researcher, Brook Darnell...Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend has even the great Orson Welles stumped...It's the Christmas season, so get those greetings in for the Festive Special...Listeners have been in touch with all kinds of messages, including a cinema that needs rescuing and a serial killer's head!Plus, reviews of two movies featuring a very early Audrey Hepburn, 1951's 'One Wild Oat, and 1952's 'Secret People'...Radio entertainment this week is very unorthodox... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2017

It's the Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special for 2017, featuring...Gene Autry, Janet Leigh, Robert Mitchum, Greer Garson, Brook Darnell, Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, a very old-time radio version of the nativity, the Christmas Pot, Sookie, Frank Sinatra, and of course, YOU the listeners! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 55mins

23 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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It Happened One Night

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1hr 9mins

10 Feb 2014

Rank #7

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Romancing The Joan

In this week’s show…There was a meet-up in London, and people came!Imagine, if you will, that you are a struggling musician… And imagine if you will, the tune you’d write to make you immortal…I have podcast recommendations for you!We’re diving into the Question Pot!I have the funkiest song in HISTORY! Plus a gorgeous bop from Jo Stafford!And today’s reviews are all dedicated to the eternal Joan Fontaine. Three movies featuring Saint Joan, but are they all worth catching? Hear what I think of 1938’s Maid’s Night Out, 1944’s Frenchman’s Creek, and 1941’s Suspicion!Radio entertainment comes this week from Lux Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 25mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 84: Look At The Stars

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1hr 2mins

21 Feb 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 86: Gumshoes And Gentlemen

Welcome back to an all-new series of Attaboy Clarence!In this week's show, the benefits of fanfares, the most romantic song ever about a food product, more chances to guess at 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?', PLUS...News of a brand new FILM CLUB...An ANNOUNCEMENT! (kind of...)Another dive into the QUESTION POT...REVIEWS of three classic movies, 'Jim Hanvey - Detective' from 1937, starring Donald Tru... Guy Kibbee! 1939's 'The Amazing Mr Williams' starring Joan Blondell and Melvyn Douglas, and 1938's 'The Baroness And The Butler' starring William Powell and Annabella!Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theater Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 18mins

9 May 2018

Rank #10

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Lighter Than Air

Take my hand and waltz with me through a very special episode dedicated to the world’s greatest musical-dance-comedy team, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire!I’ll be reviewing three of their movies, as well as presenting a gallery of clips, some of the finest music to have ever featured in a Fred and Ginger movie, a double helping of radio appearances by the duo, AND my personal Top 5 Fred & Ginger Supporting Players!All this and lots more in this bumper-sized, lighter-than-air edition of Attaboy Clarence! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 24mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 14: Obsession

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52mins

20 May 2014

Rank #12

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Episode 57: Shadows Of Hitchcock

This week, HEAR the way that cars should be sold! THRILL to some doctors advice regarding laxatives! LISTEN to reviews of two films directly inspired by the "Master Of Suspense", Alfred Hitchcock; 'Non-Stop New York' starring Adam's new crush, Anna Lee (floaty music), and 'Night Train To Munich' starring the irrepressible duo, Charters and Caldicott! Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen Director's Playhouse, a very interestingly cast version of Hitchcock's personal favourite movie... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

8 Jun 2016

Rank #13

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The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship

Adam presents 'The Five Greatest Hat Adverts From History', points you towards four Humphrey Bogart movies you may have missed, and presents a very special radio play, featuring Bogie in his most iconic role. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

1 Apr 2014

Rank #14

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No Strings

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1hr 21mins

6 May 2014

Rank #15

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Episode 13: I Wish You Were Dead, Old Man

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51mins

13 May 2014

Rank #16

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The New Adventures

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1hr 13mins

11 Mar 2014

Rank #17

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Episode 81: What, Ho!

In this episode...Hear all about the BFI meetup! Sing-along with a classic calypso melody!And brace yourself for a... brace of reviews... 1937's 'Think Fast, Mr Moto', starring Peter Lorre, an Austro-Hungarian, playing a Japanese secret agent, disguised as an Egyptian... or something, plus  a very early big-screen outing for P.G. Wodehouse's inimitable duo, Jeeves & Wooster, in 1936's Thank You, Jeeves'... but is it worth your time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 60: Birthdays And Grand Dames

This week, it's a celebration bonanza, with birthdays and anniversaries all over the place, including this, the Diamond jubilee of 'Attaboy Clarence'! PLUS... Cookie Man runs out of lyrics... Jello Chocolate Pudding just like grandmother used to make (shudder...)... The Question Pot overflows... Sookie runs through her modelling plans... ...and this week's reviews are dedicated to a trio of films from the Grand Dame of Hollywood herself, Olivia De Havilland, including 'The Dark Mirror', 'Libel', and 'Call It A Day'. Radio entertainment comes courtesy of The Screen Director's Playhouse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

20 Jul 2016

Rank #19

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Episode 55: Murder By Gaslight

To celebrate Episode 55, how about we find out which movie was the highest grossing of 1955. The answer may surprise you... There's Popsicles, okaysicle? Sookie returns at the behest of of a listener! The Question Pot throws up some very interesting posers! And reviews this week include a movie that badly wanted to be a Hitchcock film, and an incredibly dark British thriller from 1940 that MGM tried their best to destroy! Radio entertainment this week comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, and Ingrid Bergman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

26 May 2016

Rank #20