The Attaboy Clarence Podcast - Classic Movies & Old Time Radio

Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.

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  Direct Link   Download 134 Minutes 02 Jun 2018

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...To sign up as a Patron, and receive rewards, including a special invitation to the next Film Club night CLICK HERECredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 17 May 2018

In this week's episode, some belated thank yous, gorgeous music from Perry Como, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly...PLUS...Reviews of three movies... 1947's 'When The Bough Breaks' (most definitely NOT a psychological thriller), 1948's 'Here Comes Trouble' (most definitely almost a David Lynch film), and perhaps Adam's new most favourite film ever, 1944's 'Timber Queen' starring Richard "Grumpy Russell "Russ" Evans" Arlen, Sheldon Leonard, and the best character names ever! Oh and the best fight ever! And the worst plan ever! And... you'll see...Radio entertainment this week comes from SuspenseTo become a patron of the shows, CLICK HERECredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 77 Minutes 09 May 2018

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 TheaterTo become a patron CLICK HERECreditsTo get your free issue of The Dark Pages CLICK HERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 119 Minutes 08 Mar 2018

In this week's episode...The "clever mademoiselle" herself, Miss Brook Darnell returns for another edition of 'Brook's Inside Looks'...There's a new Canterbury, courtesy of Smokey from Rated H...The competition winner is announced. Have you won?The Question Pot throws up three new classic movie queries...Gorgeous music from Sophie Tucker and Fred Astaire....And a trip into the darker side of classic cinema, as we take a look at three movies from the Golden Age that were BANNED!Radio entertainment comes from The Screen Director's PlayhouseTo become a patron of the shows CLICK HERETo read the Karolyn Grimes interview by Dan Weckerly CLICK HERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 21 Feb 2018

In this week’s episode…MUSIC from Doris Day, Billie Holiday and Jimmy Dorsey!Reviews of two movies! A lesser-seen Universal Horror movie starring the Queen Of Camp and The Master Of Lumbering! And a romantic comedy featuring a war between astronomy and astrology starring William Powell and Hedy Lamarr!ALSO…How do you advertise oil by talking about outdoor clothing?Who has a name that feels like ice-cream for the soul?What ranks as “10” on the Doggie Compliment Scale?What does the newest member of the Canterbury Pantheon sound like?How on earth do you enter the new competition to win a book full of classic movie star posters?The answers are all inside the new episode of Attaboy Clarence, so come on in and find out...To become a patron of the shows CLICK HERETo enter the competition CLICK HERETo listen to the latest episode of Excessively Diverted CLICK HERETo check out Filmstruck CLICK HERETo watch 'The Spider Woman Strikes Back' CLICK HERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 01 Feb 2018

Welcome back, everyone!To kick off 2018, there's news of a new REWARD for audiophiles!Behold the CHRISTENING of an ALL-NEW CANTERBURY!!!FIND OUT what Sookie's favourite song is!A brand new edition of 'Who The Hell IS That Hollywood Legend?'A dip into the QUESTION POT!The most BORING ad about explosives EVER!Plus...music from Sophie Tucker, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, and reviews of two classics: 1946's 'The Postman Always Rings Twice', and European cultural phenomenon 'Dinner For One' from 1963.To become a patron of the shows CLICK HERETo check out Nuraphones CLICK HERETo investigate The Dark Pages CLICK HERECredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 115 Minutes 23 Dec 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!To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 11 Dec 2017

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?To become a patron of the shows CLICK HERECredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 15 Nov 2017

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... To become a patron of the shows click hereTo attend the BFI screening click hereCreditsTo save the cinema CLICK HERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 03 Oct 2017

In this week's show...EMAILS from a nostalgic film lover, a Swedish girl with great taste, an almost-murder victim, and a PR guru who hasn't done her research...MUSIC from The Andrews Sisters, Ray Noble and Billie Holiday...NEWS of Film Festivals and Film Screenings...DISGUISES courtesy of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'...SOOKIE has a grand idea......and REVIEWS of two macabre classics: the fiendish 'The Three Weird Sisters' from 1948, and the time-travelling noir thriller, 'Repeat Performance' from 1947...Radio entertainment comes this week from Suspense...To become a patron of the shows click hereTo attend the BFI screening click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 60 Minutes 20 Sep 2017

Attaboy Clarence returns with exciting news of BBC Old-Time Radio treats!Also...There's a dangerously BREATHTAKING ad for Dentine...THANK YOUS to fling around!MUSIC from Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter!And MENU RECOMMENDATIONS to go with the two movies I've chosen for you this week...Murderous brothers can't keep a maid hidden in Fritz Lang's 1950 gothic noir, 'House By The River', and sexism runs rampant in 1939's 'Day-Time Wife', a film that's shocking for all the wrong reasons!Radio entertainment for this week comes courtesy of the Hollywood Star Time show.To become a patron CLICK HERETo investigate The Dark Pages CLICK HERECredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 69 Minutes 26 Aug 2017

The show is on a temporary break (the school holidays are punishing!), but I just couldn't resist dropping in with an episode to keep you going!This slightly diet-edition version of the normal show features reviews of two classics, 1949's 'Whisky Galore' from Ealing, and 1958's 'Indiscreet', starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.Also, I'll be giving you a very brief slice of Hollywood history, a whistle-stop story about a very famous screen credit...Radio entertainment comes this week from Lux Radio Theatre To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 95 Minutes 03 Aug 2017

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.To become a patron of the shows click hereCreditsTo hear the 60 Minutes With interview click here. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 12 Jul 2017

In this week's episode, we'll be flinging around a few birthday wishes, PLUS...REVEALED! The winner of the James Cagney competition...REVIEWS! Three more classic movies to enjoy, including Joan Blondell in a battle of the sexes (1935's Traveling Saleslady), Jon Pertwee in a murder-mystery-vaudeville-comedy-thriller (1949's Murder At The Windmill), and the first screen role for Fred Astaire (1933's Dancing Lady)There's MUSIC from Fred Astaire, Nat King Cole, and a very, VERY unusual blast from Adam's past...PLUS another new competition that'll give one lucky winner a chance to own an instant bundle of RKO B-Movie classics!Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen DIrector's PlayhouseTo become a patron of the shows click hereCreditsTo enter the competition via Facebook click hereTo enter the competition via Twitter click here. . .

  Direct Link   Download 89 Minutes 27 Jun 2017

It's a hat-tastic return to your ears as Episode 75 comes to town!Featuring gorgeous music from Glenn Miller and Dinah Shore...Plus... more 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'More questions from the Question Pot!Reviews of two classic movies... 1939's 'The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell', the 20th Century Fox biopic that makes wiring exciting, and 1948's 'A Foreign Affair', Billy Wilder's acidic swipe at wartime morale.And as if that wasn't enough, there's a humdinger of a James Cagney competition for you to enter...Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen Director's Playhouse.To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo find out more about 'The Dark Pages' click hereCreditsTO ENTER THE JAMES CAGNEY COMPETITION CLICK HERE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 80 Minutes 05 Jun 2017

This week, hear all about the wonderful thing that "SCIENCE" discovered lately...There's some classic MUSIC from Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby and Bea Wain...'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'RETURNSwith a new mystery to solve...Find out who's won the VAL LEWTON competition...Plus reviews of two movie favourites, the James Cagney & Pat O'Brien comic drama 'Ceiling Zero', and the scintillating 'The Farmer's Daughter' starring Loretta Young and Joseph Cotten.To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo find out more about 'The Dark Pages' click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 101 Minutes 05 May 2017

Welcome back to Attaboy Clarence, now with a decided Calypso flavour...Play another round of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'!Fumble for answers in The Question Pot!Thrill to FOUR reviews this time, featuring a very British murder in a very public place, a French waiter trying to save a girl from her psychopathic husband, James Stewart and the pitfalls of being lucky, and James Mason as a murderer who goes caravanning...Music this week is from Sir Lancelot and Fats Pichon, while radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Director's Playhouse, which features a very special guest star...To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo enter the competition click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 12 Apr 2017

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'...To become a patron of the shows, click hereGo and take a look at 'The Dark Pages'Credits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 27 Mar 2017

This week, the most bizarre ad EVER!The Question Pot is once again open for business!There's a ridiculously hard edition of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'Reviews this week come courtesy of Humphrey Bogart's breakout hit, the dramatic consequences of a one-night-stand, and a silent screen star's star turn in a very glossy wartime thriller...Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Guild Theatre.To become a patron of the shows, click hereGo and take a look at 'The Dark Pages'Credits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 74 Minutes 01 Mar 2017

It's the 70th, and therefore PLATINUM edition of 'Attaboy Clarence'!To celebrate, we'll listen to a very confusing advertisement, plus test our strength with Cheerios!PLUS another round of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'The Question Pot throws up another handful of conundrums...We'll also unveil the winner of the Val Lewton competition...This week's movies all star that most dazzling of British actresses, Margaret Lockwood, and include a newlywed bride harbouring a dark secret, a nurse who just can't seem to stop being tried for murder, and a blind girl in peril...Radio entertainment comes this week from the Lux Radio Theatre.To become a patron of the shows, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 16 Feb 2017

In this week's episode...HOW MANY adjectives does it take to describe a record player?We talk NUN-sense, RELAXATION and GANGSTER NURSES in the QUESTION POT!There's another HOLLYWOOD LEGEND for you to identify...PLUS...Reviews of three incredible Golden Age movies, including a very subversive British thriller, a remarkably tender Edward G. Robinson movie, and a starring performance from The Wizard Of Oz himself...Radio entertainment comes courtesy of Suspense!To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo enter the competition click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 85 Minutes 30 Jan 2017

Attaboy Clarence is back!In this episode, Thank Yous, Canterburys, Bulletins and more questions from the Question Pot!PLUS...Another game of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'!Sookie muses on her Christmas!Competition time!Reviews of three movies featuring octopus villains, eternal youth and a con man with a heart of gold!To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo enter the competition click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 88 Minutes 22 Nov 2016

This week, who on earth can fit eight great tomatoes into an itty-bitty can?Apart from that, The Question Pot throws up a new assortment of queries...Is it Clippercraft, or Clippercrap?The Julio Iglesias-flavoured email song is back!Sookie has a birthday wish!We play 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?' again...PLUS, we're looking at three more movies, 'Our Vines Have Tender Grapes' (a film with a title you have to give twice, EVERY TIME!), 'Over The Garden Wall' (Romeo & Juliet meets 1930's Britain), and the quintessential screwball comedy classic 'Bringing Up Baby'.Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio TheatreTo become a patron of the shows, click hereTo read the New Statesman article, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 03 Nov 2016

This week, there's a new game in town, as well as an all new (very overactive) catchphrase!PLUS...The reviews are over to you...And hear about a trio of very curious movies in which you'll find a lovesick mermaid, a David-Lynchian parade of dogs, and a superhero with the worst super-power you've ever heard of!It's all here, so dive on into Episode 66!To become a patron of the shows, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 19 Oct 2016

This time round...THANK YOUs fly to some very special people, including the proprietor of the greatest hair salon on Earth, which features as part of its decor 'THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER!', automatically earning the greatest soft-rock "Canterbury!" yet...PLUS... the happiest cigarette song ever sung!New questions are PLUCKED from The Question Pot!BE A REVIEWER for The Attaboy Clarence Podcast by watching terrible films and telling the world about them!And hear all about three films that were lost, and then rediscovered, including a creaky drama starring Madeleine Carroll, a British sea-side noir thriller starring Peter Lorre, and a very peculiar silent film starring 'The First Lady Of Radio', Arlene Francis!Radio entertainment comes courtesy of a classic quiz show!Welcome to Episode 65!To become a patron, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 125 Minutes 30 Sep 2016

This week, we're celebrating one of the Golden Age's greatest directors, and Columbia's saviour, Mr Frank Capra, with a look at three of his finest films...Also...HEAR an ad that features a song that doesn't rhyme!ROCK WITH LAUGHTER at America's "funniest" comedy duo (?)...DISCOVER why the great financial crisis happened......and much more!To become a patron, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Sep 2016

Hitch up your skirts, and put on your high heels, because this week, we're off to the forbidden land of Pre-Code cinema, to look at a trio of lesser-known films starring some remarkable women...Betty Compson plays a principled prostitute who comes between a father and son in 'The Lady Refuses' (1931). Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman play a pair of determined New York escorts looking for the real thing in 'Girls About Town' (1931), and Alice Brady plays the mother from hell to Maureen O'Sullivan's fresh-faced dancer in 'Stage Mother' (1933).There's also a raft of thank yous, a few liberally distributed Canterburys(including a brand new Barack Obama flavoured version...), plus The Question Pot throws up three more echoey enquiries...Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, and their adaptation of a notorious Pre-Code classic.To become a patron, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 63 Minutes 21 Aug 2016

This week, see what happens when scientists apply themselves to the task of advertising...PLUS......HELP(?) is provided to a listener who is addicted to the Question Pot song......NEWS of an upcoming THIRD show......HEAR the films that are an instant turnoff......followed by a concise guide to one of the most revered and respected animation series of all time, Walt Disney's laboratory of animation technique, the Silly Symphonies, which were the genesis of much of Disney's success...aking of which, radio entertainment comes courtesy of Walt Disney himself...PLUS......the competition winner is announced...To become a patron, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 06 Aug 2016

This time The Question Pot overfloweth, hear of how to prepare noodles like granny used to make, AND my condolences to those of you with "L & M"...Also......Journey in to a mysterious realm of real-world mysteries on film, with reviews of 1924's 'Waxworks', 1956's 'Anastasia', and 1934's 'The Secret Of The Loch'; Golden Age movies based on real life legends, and hear of the weird folklore behind them all...PLUS, it's competition time again. Join in and solve a mystery in order to win a bumper pack of very mysterious prizes...Radio entertainment comes courtesy of 'Suspense'.To enter the competition, begin here...To become a patron, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 20 Jul 2016

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 PlayhouseTo become a patron, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 06 Jul 2016

This week, the SECRET of how to save yourself from drowning (by drinking a what?)...The Top 10 "THAT GUYS/GALS"...Find out which five movies Adam would choose to take to a DESERT ISLAND...PIMPLE fun!AND reviews on a very scholarly theme, as we take a trip back to school for a pair of Golden Age school movies that are very much worth your time; 1938's 'A Yank At Oxford', and 1940's 'Tom Brown's School Days'.Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Guild Theatre, who present a very special story starring a very special guest...Also, let prizes be drawn, and let prizes be announced!Become a patronLike the Facebook PageFollow on TwitterCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 84 Minutes 20 Jun 2016

This week, it's competition time, and entering couldn't be simpler! Listen on for details, as well as news of the upcoming patron prizes...Also...How about a completely ridiculous summer drink? And whoever heard of a blue tiger?Questions are plucked from the question pot, PLUShear all the wonderful words of wisdom from the YouTube channel that Adam was completely unaware of...As for movies, this week is devoted entirely to just one masterpiece, the movie that brought Ingrid Bergman to Hollywood; 1939's 'Intermezzo'Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre Become a patronGo to the Facebook page and enter the competitionFollow on TwitterCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 08 Jun 2016

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...To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo throw a question into the question pot, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 04 Jun 2016

This week's accursed offering comes courtesy of Schaefer Beer, when one drink is never enough!There are thank yous to dish out! Questions clanking their way into The Question Pot! A very perplexing piece of advice concerning Salem (?)AND......reviews of two extremely fine "cursed" films, 1957's 'Curse Of The Demon', and 1944's 'The Curse Of The Cat People'...Radio entertainment comes courtesy of 'Escape'To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo throw a question into the question pot, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 75 Minutes 26 May 2016

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.To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo throw a question into the question pot, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 17 May 2016

It's a cosmic return for the Attaboy Clarence podcast as the hiatus ends, and a new, weekly, and most definitely un-improved show returns!This week, milestones have been hit, and there's a new section, the shiny new Question Pot! Throw a question into it, won't you...ALSO...Hear Ricey-something being sold via the use of sound effects, and hear the classiest ode to alcoholism ever!Hear reviews of a gangster movie starring Mrs Danvers, and the most preposterous science-fiction film ever made... PLUS, radio entertainment comes courtesy of the fabulous X-Minus-One, and a chillingly accurate tale of the future...It's all here, so strap yourselves in for the new weekly show!To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo throw a question into the question pot, click hereTo visit Dieselpunk Industries click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

A bittersweet episode this week...On one hand, a celebration of a true Golden Age legend, the divine Miss Claudette Colbert with reviews of four of her classic performances, and a radio performance not to be missed!On the other hand, this is a brief farewell, as Adam disappears back into the Secret History of Hollywood.Attaboy Clarence will return in a few weeks time, but for now, strap on some flavoured laxatives, draw your Canterburys, sing your emails and join me, won't you, for Episode 53: The French Girl...To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

Creep on into Episode 52, as new diets are put to the "tesht"...Adam discovers a trade secret, and we get hygiene tips from Sookie...Reviews this week include 'The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo', 'Quiet Please - Murder!', and 'The House On 92nd Street'...Radio entertainment comes courtesy of The Screen Guild Theatre, the place where a rather sinister assassination attempt once took place...Come on in and hear all about it...To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

This week, we're hanging out at the dark end of the street, as Adam presents three classic crime movies: 1932's 'The Hatchet Man', 1939's 'King Of The Underworld', and 1947's 'Kiss Of Death'...Also, listen to how survey men used to waste their time...Discover some fascinating new uses for Carnation evaporated milk...Hear an entirely new range of Canterburys, including the "Canter-Betty", the "Candy-Bury Man" and the all new "Metallicanterbury"...Plus, radio entertainment from the Lux Radio Theatre!To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

This week a SHOUTY MAN gets Adam on the straight and narrow......discover the answer to that question you've often asked yourself, namely "What Are The Four Maddest Songs From Years Gone By?"......a completely unexpected advert, AND......reviews of three more classic movies:Charlie Chan In The Secret Service (1944)The Little Giant (1933)Midnight (1939)Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio TheatreTo become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

Attaboy Clarence returns featuring......vegetable cocktails, thank yous, computer-operating dogs, AND......three movies featuring Humphrey Bogart as a pilot, a cowboy, and a visitor to the east! Radio entertainment comes courtesy of a very special pairing...Welcome back to Attaboy Clarence! Take a seat and relax.To become a patron and receive exclusive rewards, click hereTo become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

Merry Christmas, and welcome to the second annual festive edition of Attaboy Clarence, featuring...A completely natural conversation about a Letter To Santa!A festive Disney Christmas gift!Santa playing 20 Questions!Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson undergoing a very special identity crisis!A warm and fuzzy adaptation of a true Christmas classic!PLUS...Special appearances from Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, Judy Garland, Sookie the dog, Arthur Askey,The Three Little Pigs, Basil Rathbone, Donald Duck, Perry Como, The Brighton Strangler, Nigel Bruce, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, YOU GUYS, and the return of Humphrey...To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

This week, Adam returns to horror once more, reviews of three classic scary movies: The Ghost Train (1941), House Of Horrors (1946), and The Uninvited (1944).There's annoyance aplenty in the form of Arthur Askey, lumbering murderers in the form of The Creeper, and chills on the coast with Ray Milland...ALSO, hear an ad translated on the fly, LISTEN to the most niche medical product of all time, and TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS as the Screen Director's Playhouse provides the thrills...To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

This week, Adam receives some unwanted attention from a bad piano player, and tries to work out what the hell the "green can" song is all about...CANTERBURYS of all varieties! A competition WINNER! A special GUEST!AND... THREE movies to tell you about: 'Dodsworth' (1936), 'Reckless' (1935) and the ridiculous (and ridiculously entertaining) 'Tarzan's New York Adventure' (1942), otherwise known as 'Tarzan Goes To Court'.Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, and features the superlative talents of Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert.To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

This week, we're tiptoeing into the shadows once more, as a light is thrown onto some amazing creature features: 'The Valley Of Gwangi' (1969) and 'The Fly' (1958)...But it isn't all good news, because Adam also accidentally watched his NEW WORST FILM OF ALL TIME, 1956's 'Indestructible Man' starring Lon Chaney Jr... (shudder...)We'll also SING disturbing songs around a campfire, MARVEL at how cool popcorn can't be, and throw out some very international CANTERBURYS, so cringe in fear... It's Episode 45: Here Be Monsters!To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

Notable occurrences! Bowling! Creepy phone calls! Hip-Hop-Hippity-Hop Robot Canterburys! They're all here...But this week also belongs to Ireland's most indomitable redhead, a star who has long carried the torch of the Golden Age, but who has now sadly departed to join her co-stars, Ireland's finest, and The Queen Of Technicolor herself, Miss Maureen O'Hara.Adam will be shining a torch on three of his favourite Maureen O'Hara films, 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame' (1939), 'Sentimental Journey' (1946), and 'The Quiet Man' (1952), along with a double bill of her radio appearances, from 'Suspense', and 'The Lux Radio Theatre'.To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Apr 2016

Attaboy Clarence returnswith......a visit from Adam's dog!Hygiene tips with Stinky Sue!Canterburysof every variety!Newsof a Hitchcock competition!A song about a cat that isn'trude in any way!Mrs Evans, the woman who justlovessome orange juice!And reviews of three classic movies that have seen remakes in recent years: Out Of The Past (1947), The Big Clock (1948), and Brewster's Millions (1945).Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Old Gold Comedy Theatre, and Harold Lloyd himself.@attaboyc@moviehistoriesFacebookTo become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 116 Minutes 11 Aug 2015

For all newer episodes of attaboy clarence, click here In this week's episode...MAN UP with Lustre Cream! The most macho of all the shampoos!GET DOWN to the sound of Uncle Geoffrey's rapping skills!VOTE for TWO UK Podcaster Awards finalists!SCOWL at a very sexist man with a great big nose!RECOIL in horror at the sound of your favourite movie quotes in a different tongue!PUNCH THE AIR as a listener with a very cool name takes to the skies armed with X-Ray specs and a knowledge of French wines!And SWOON to reviews of three movies starring this week's featured legend, Mr Ronald Colman, 1937's 'The Prisoner Of Zenda', 1950's 'Champagne For Caesar', and, in Adam's opinion, the finest romantic drama ever, 1942's 'Random Harvest'.We'll also take a trip to Ivy College for a lesson in human kindness with 'The Halls Of Ivy' and join the Screen Guild Theatre for a wonderful adaptation of one of the films mentioned in the show.To become a patron of the shows click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 05 Aug 2015

It's the very devilish Episode 41, containing...Great news for pimps! Humphrey Bogart in-jokes! The return of The Brighton Strangler! Spam-Wiches! Cold-remedy Genies! A phone call to Adam's dad!PLUSUp pops the Devil in reviews of three films: 'The Seventh Victim', 'Alias Nick Beal', and 'The Devil And Daniel Webster'Radio entertainment this week comes from a show that hasn't been featured here before, and tells the devilish tale of the price of seven years good luck...To become a patron of the shows click hereTo listen to the Stinking Pause podcast, click hereTo visit the Now Voyaging blog, click hereTo watch this week's Film Club choice, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 80 Minutes 21 Jul 2015

In this week's episode, Adam's going through a midlife crisis! We'll hear a selection of songs with crazy-ass names! And we'll use All-Bran to restore our "regularity" back in tune...Reviews this week come from England's finest, Ealing Studios, and a trio of films it produced in the early twentieth century, 'The Love Lottery', 'Barnacle Bill', and 'Pink String And Sealing Wax'......and utilising some terrible sleight-of-hand, Adam will link the whole boiling lot to a classic piece of radio entertainment...To read Will McKinley's article 'It's A Wonderful Podcast' click hereTo become a patron of the shows click hereTo subscribe to 'The Secret History Of Hollywood' click hereTo leave an iTunes review for this show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 14 Jul 2015

In this week's episode...LEARN how to make food taste better, with the judicious application of wine...GRIMACE as we discover if it's possible to improve some classic movie lines with the use of sound effects...CELEBRATE the birthdays of Adam and his all-time favourite movie star, this week's guest of honour: the one and only Mr James Cagney.This week's reviews are of three of Mr Cagney's classics, including 1933's 'Lady Killer', 1936's 'Great Guy', and 1941's 'The Strawberry Blonde'.Radio entertainment comes this week in the form of a very suspenseful outing for Cagney, as he pays a visit to radio's outstanding theatre of thrills, plus we'll take a trip back to 1981, when Cagney and his best friend, Pat O'Brien, journeyed to England, and recounted the story of how they met.ALSO:Some thank yous! A mailing list! An amicable split!ANDfind out what the next special will be, once Hitchcock Part 3 has been finished...To become a patron of the shows click hereTo subscribe to 'The Secret History Of Hollywood' click hereTo leave an iTunes review for this show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 83 Minutes 07 Jul 2015

In this episode, Adam puts a whole new SLANT on Shakespearean names, ENTERS a competition live on air, and CREATES a new classic movie fan (with your help)...We'll take a look at Humphrey Bogart's chilling 1951 thriller, 'The Enforcer', Mickey Rooney's preposterously befuddling attempt at going gangster in 1950's 'Quicksand', and take a trip through the creation of the Earth, hand in hand with "De Lawd", in the often controversial, but surprisingly delightful 'The Green Pastures' from 1936.Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre, in a very biblical adaptation, starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr.ALSO WITH ADDED Mentalfloss! Podcast Awards! 1980's High Fives! Machine-Gun-Canterburys!To become a patron of the shows click hereTo look at Mentalfloss.com's list of The Most Popcorn-Worthy Movie Podcasts, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for this show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 19 May 2015

This week, REEL at some rather startling news, TRANSFORM your life with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, RELAX as there's finally a 'Thank You'theme, and DIG IN to a great big bowl of Cheerios.This week we're going Full Rathbone, as Adam tells you about three films featuring one of the Golden Age's greatest stars, two you may not have heard of, and one you definitely have!We're then off to radio land for a double bill of a rather amazing radio show starring Basil The Great himself as... well, you'll see... To become a patron of the shows click hereTo watch this week's Film Club selection, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for the show click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Movies reviewed this week: Love From A Stranger (1937), Sin Takes A Holiday (1930), The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938). . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 12 May 2015

This week we're descending into the shadows to look at three classic horror movies -a peculiar little British portmanteau of chills entitled 'Three Cases Of Murder', Bela Lugosi as a deadly doctor with a remote control hedge in 'Voodoo Man', and the supremely creepy tale of a man's gamble with dark powers in 1949's 'The Queen Of Spades'...We're also shooting cereal from guns again, as well as trying to find out how Clippercraft do it? And just how would a conversation between a famous cowboy and the daughter of a horror icon sound?Find out in this week's episode...To become a patron of the shows click hereVisit Maudelynn's Menagerie right here!Visit Spellbound By Movies right here!To watch this week's Film Club selection, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for the show click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 05 May 2015

This week there's a new section with a jingle, but without a name (as yet...), which involves the repeated flinging around of Canterburys. Will you get one in the face?Tide Soap gives Adam a rash, and the spokesman for Bromo Quinine gives us all some hideous medical advice, as well as this year's summer earworm...For the reviews this week we're taking to the skies alongside a trio of the Golden Age's superheroes: Batman, Captain Marvel and Rocket Man!Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Golden Age superhero who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men...To become a patron of the shows click hereTo watch this week's Film Club selection, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for the show click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 21 Apr 2015

This week, come FLY with Adam as we take a trip to see where you're all from.LISTEN to the mesmeric chant of a tobacco auctioneer!PUZZLE at the spelling ability of a Vimms salesman!And DESCEND into the greatest year in Hollywood's history, to trawl through the mud as Adam presents The Worst Movies Of 1939, a list that includes Englishman Boris Karloff as a Chinese-American-English-Chinese detective or something, a Laurel-less Hardy being stalked by a lovesick elephant, and Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill in the worst film ever reviewed on this podcast!Radio entertainment finds us in the company of a sinister doctor played by one of horror's greats, as we journey into "Radio's Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills" once more...To become a patron of the shows click hereTo watch this week's Film Club selection, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for the show (which will powerfully increase your sex drive), click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCreditsFilms mentioned in this show: The Mystery Of Mr Wong (1939), Zenobia (1939), The Gorilla (1939). . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 14 Apr 2015

Welcome to the Ninja-sode, the one that came from nowhere to attack you in the dark!This week,news bulletins and high fives, along with Ivory Flakes (or something), plus why must Adam spend every lunchtime alone?Movie reviews come threefold today, courtesy of 'Angel On My Shoulder', 'Confession', and 'Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House', and the Lux Radio Theatre supplies us with another wonderful hour of comedy with one of cinema's true greats.To become a patron of the shows click hereTo watch this week's Film Club selection, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for the show (which will make your fingers glow like ET's) click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereHere's a link to the radio spinoff series I mentioned at the end of the showCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 10 Feb 2015

We're off to merry old Blighty this week, as Adam takes you on a tour of three films from his neck of the woods, Carry On Nurse (1959), (a Carry On film that's actually good!), Green For Danger (1946), a befuddlingly wonderful murder mystery starring the magnificent Alastair Sim, and The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936), an H. G. Wells' penned fantasy about a meek shop assistant who becomes a God!There's news from the specials front, as Adam splits the podcast into two, advice on how to avoid useless (w)rapping, and a foghorn that shouts about your body odour.No, really...Radio entertainment this week comes courtesy of a British comedy institution, so sit back, relax and pray silence for Attaboy Clarence, episode the thirtieth!To become a patron of the shows click hereYou can find 'The Secret History Of Hollywood' in iTunes right hereRemember to follow @moviehistories for updates on the new specialsTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 03 Feb 2015

In this, the 29th incarnation of Attaboy Clarence, we're descending into the grim domain of the serial killer...Adam brings you three early examples of serial-killer-thrillers in classic cinema, 'Lured' a glossy affair from 1947, 'The Spiral Staircase', a shadowy horror from 1946, and the nightmarish German classic, 'M' from 1931.Radio entertainment comes in the form of two classic thrillers from Suspense and The Screen Director's Playhouse.Also, listen as a man in a chamber pot tries to talk up the glamorous side of washing the dishes, and we indulge in a round-the-world quiz, courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.Let the good times roll!To become a patron of the shows click hereTo watch this week's Film Club selection, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for the show (which will make your fingers glow like ET's) click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 26 Jan 2015

In this subterfuge-laden episode, listen as Adam brings you the latest headlines, news of the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock special, mends a terrible wrong, and brings you reviews of three movies from the Golden Age that had con-artists at their heart; Preston Sturges' 'The Lady Eve' (1941), Frank Capra's 'Lady For A Day' (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's finest hour, 'Trouble In Paradise'(1932).Radio goodness this week comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, who this time around have a guest producer...Watch the Good Podcasts teaser hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 101 Minutes 22 Dec 2014

Join Adam for a show filled to the brim with Yuletide cheer, festive fun and Christmas spirit, as we draw 2014 to a close with the help of special guests Boris Karloff, Lauren Bacall, Dean Martin, Basil Rathbone, Frank Sinatra, The Muppets, Humphrey Bogart, Nigel Bruce, John Barrymore, Rudy Vallee, Nat King Cole,Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Bing Crosby and The Brighton Strangler...Also, THRILL to the most homoerotic car advert of all time, LEARN how to get the smoothest kisser for those mistletoe moments, RIDE along with a Christmas detective adventure and BE APPALLED as Humphrey arrives at a neighbour's house, only to find himself face to face with Mr White Christmas himself,in a horrifying recreation of one of the most awkward Christmas songs of all time...To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 15 Dec 2014

In this run-up-to-Christmas episode, Adam tries to explain the podcast to new listeners, using a sexually repressed BBC announcer from the forties, a Cock-er-ney pub landlord and a Dutch porn star.MEET the youngest Attaboy Clarence fan in the world, and listen as she recites the dialogue of a crazed, amnesiac actor with a penchant for strangling...DISCOVER the folly of 'Long Distance' and 'Old Spice' and...REVEL in not just a review of Adam's favourite movie of all time, but a radio adaptation, brought to you by Lux, and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed in their original roles.To hear Adam's appearance on The Stinking Pause podcast, click hereTo leave an iTunes review for Attaboy Clarence click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 08 Dec 2014

This week, it's Lugosi vs Connery, as more monks come out of the woodwork, Adam analyses the "high cost of living" and gives you an abundance of happy piano.Film reviews come courtesy of another Cornell Woolrich-penned nailbiter in the form of 1944's nightmarish 'Phantom Lady', and the downright spellbinding Gene Tierney in the downright shocking 'Leave Her To Heaven' from 1945, which sees her... well... you'll hear all about it in this week's Attaboy Clarence!This week's slice of radio stars another "bad gal" in the shape of Barbara Stanwyck, and the winer of the Universal Monsters Bluray Boxset is announced. Will it be you? Probably not as I only have one to give, but how's about an iTunes review anyway? You can do so hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 74 Minutes 01 Dec 2014

This week Adam pays a musical tribute to a very nice email, challenges a listener to go 'Full-Lugosi'and take the "You have failed, Monk!" challenge!Also, a shameless glimpse at this year's Good Podcasts Awards, which turned up a rather nice surprise.Furthermore, who knew that Lanolin could be employed so well as a lyric, that Winston Cigarettes could come up with such a happy-clappy jingle, or that Adam could be so taken by verbose bartenders in old movies?The hero of this week's show is the fabulous Mr Clifton Webb, Hollywood's go-to withering wit. Hear all about his two biggest roles, in that of Otto Preminger's 1944 noir-mystery classic 'Laura', and in the 1948 comedy sensation 'Sitting Pretty'.This week's radio offering is from the Lux Radio Theatre, and keep listening to hear how you can win this week's prize, a Bluray boxset filled with Universal Monsters...To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 24 Nov 2014

In this week's episode...LEARN all about Adam's aversion to Wella-Hella-Hellas!TAKE a chill pill with Walt and Phil!REALISE the advertising magic of using a bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-buhh-bu-bum in your commercial!GAWP at Bela Lugosi's crazy inventions in the 1939 horror 'The Phantom Creeps' and marvel at the ineptitude of bald robots with eyebrows, magic meteorites, paralysis spiders, and the wisdom of using ex-convicts named Monk to adjust your invisibility belts!THRILL to a review of the film that could quite easily be mistaken for a piece of Frank-Capra-Corn, the utterly delightful 'It Happened Tomorrow' and...GUESS the secret word, as we join Groucho Marx in this week's slice of classic radio, the most popular radio quiz of its day, the astonishingly wonderful 'You Bet Your Life'To leave an iTunes review, simply click hereTo see the worst sequence of film in cinema's history, click hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 78 Minutes 18 Nov 2014

In this week's episode, Adam jive-talks some relationship advice, tries to ascertain the exact type of coconut oil used in Fitch's Shampoo, throws out an entire collection of high-octane 1980's-style high-five-age, and lets you in on exactly which type of song gets him in the mood for cigarettes, as well as news of the Christmas Special, coming soon...This week's reviews are MGM's experimental murder thriller 'Night Must Fall' from 1937, starring a very "oirish" Robert Montgomery, and 'They Drive By Night', a dark little British noir thriller from 1938, starring Ernest Thesiger as an impeccably-accented serial killer.This weeks radio offering is from "Radio's Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills"If you'd like to get involved with the Christmas Special, email your greetings to adam@attaboyclarence.comIf you've enjoyed this, or any previous shows, please consider leaving a review hereTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 94 Minutes 06 Aug 2014

And with that, we arrive at Episode Roaring 20!IGNITE the flames of passion as Adam douses you in the passionate fumes of the sexiest advert ever produced!COOL thyself with the (snore) droning tones of (zzzz) an instant buzzkill… but try not to fall asleep on your keyboarddddddddddddmkgbjnkogyuhilp,;.l;.//;DELIGHT in this week’s animated Film Club choice, a riotous lampoon of Hollywood’s legends!FROWN at the dulcet tones of Humphrey (Hamfwey) as he regales you with the most recent songs of BBC Radio 2!JOLT into life as the Sexist Advertisement Klaxon reminds all lonely spinsters to keep themselves clean!CRINGE as a “reliable source” tells lies that would make Pinocchio’s nose grow to the size of a vaulter’s pole.REJOICE in the fact that a largely forgotten Hollywood legend is being given his dues, and hear reviews of four of his movies!ALSO, find out who has been triumphant in the piratical competition that will net its victor a trio of prizes!To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Email: adam@attaboyclarence.comTwitter: @attaboycFacebook: www.facebook.com/attaboyclarence. . .

  Direct Link   Download 81 Minutes 22 Jul 2014

In the final episode of Attaboy Clarence’s teens, we’re focusing on some classic action movies!THRILL to reviews of ‘The Mark of Zorro’, ‘Pimpernel Smith’, ‘The Roaring Twenties’ and ‘Captain Blood’!FROWN when you hear what’s on the menu for the delightful people who’ve made Adam’s birthday dreams come true!RECOIL at the thought of Adam’s definition of Kreml Hair Tonic!WATCH the new Film Club choice; the most dazzling of all Agatha Christie screen adaptations!DISCOVER one of the most criminally overlooked Hollywood legends, a man who used every spare moment to take down the Nazis during World War II!WIN not one, but THREE prizes, and all it takes is a little imagination…!REVIEW The Attaboy Clarence Podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, or anywhere else you prefer, to gain Adam’s eternal, undying, and sometimes unwanted respect!To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Email: adam@attaboyclarence.comTwitter: @attaboycFacebook: www.facebook.com/attaboyclarence. . .

  Direct Link   Download 141 Minutes 15 Jul 2014

This week, we’re in the arms of the angels….Movieland was obsessed with them in the 1940’s, so we take a closer look at three prime examples of the afterlife, as seen in the movies ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’, ‘The Bishop’s Wife’, and ‘Here Comes Mr Jordan’.We’ll hear an urbane reaction to the first Film Club choice, as well as details of the newest addition.Vintage adverts come in the form of Skelly Men, Golden Whistles and Pepsi Cola (“Quiet, Kay”)The radio play was just too hard to decide upon this week, which led Adam to make a drastic decision……and REVEALED! The name and subject of the next special, due in just a few episodes time…To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 08 Jul 2014

Welcome back, everyone!Forget your contemporary pop stars, why didn’t the ‘Spry’ song ever permeate the national consciousness?Not only that, but it’s ‘Summer Money Time’, a time to be consistently interrupted.Adam deals out lashings of High-Octane-80’s-High-Fives to all the good folk who’ve been making his days lately, and the Sexist Advertisement Klaxon once again rears its politically incorrect head.What’s the most inappropriate radio show that a grammatically worrying “Just Right Sweet” sugar coated treat could possibly be linked to?Join ‘The Attaboy Clarence Film Club’ and sound off, damn you.PLUS, reviews of the nail-biting noir-thriller ‘The Woman In The Window’, the Cagney comedy ‘The Irish In Us’ ("O’HARA"), a horribly disappointing version of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ starring Basil Rathbone, and James Stewart’s first movie, ‘The Murder Man’.The radio play this week is an intriguing slice of mystery and drama, entitled ‘Libel’, from the Lux Radio Theatre, so turn the volume up, and settle back in for the just right sweet return of The Attaboy Clarence Podcast!To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits If you'd like to watchThe Woman In The Windowyou can find it hereIf you'd like to watchThe Black Catyou can find it here(you will need to create an account)If you'd like to watchThe Murder Manyou can find it here(you will need to create a login)If you'd like to watchThe Irish In Usyou can find it here (you will need to create a login). . .

  Direct Link   Download 82 Minutes 28 May 2014

SHOCK! Marvel to the sound of an increasingly drunk Basil Rathbone!RELAX! At last, a solution to the ever-increasing “Dirty Window Sash” epidemic!FEAST! Luxuriate in reviews of four classic science-fiction movies, including ‘The Man Who Changed His Mind’, ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’, ‘Invisible Agent’, and ‘The Trollenberg Terror’… actually make that three classic movies…!SYMPATHISE! Realise the trauma of speaking to Adam’s father on the telephone!THRILL! Turn the headphones up high and the lights down low, as Adam presents the original, unedited version of the Orson Welles’ notorious 1938 broadcast of ‘The War Of The Worlds’, the most infamous radio presentation of all time!REJOICE! Find out who won last week’s competition!REVIEW! Click a few buttons and leave a review on iTunes if you’ve enjoyed this show!To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 20 May 2014

We've had some great... if... mystifying messages...?Is anyone in the market for a NEW car?Adam reviews 'The Body Snatcher', 'The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse' - yes, you read that correctly - 'The Saint's Vacation', and one of Adam's favourite films of all time: 'Obsession' from 1949, starring the breathtaking Sally Gray.This week's radio play is from The Screen Guild Theatre, and Adam has actually gone out shopping for this week's competition prize. To enter is so very simple, and so very fun...Also, details of the next Attaboy Clarence Special, which is coming up in a few weeks, and news of next week's radio play, perhaps the most infamous radio play of all time...Turn the lights down low, and the headphones up high... and remember #sallygrayTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Download (Right Click & Save)Listen on StitcherGet it from iTunes. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 13 May 2014

This week's episode is a horrifying affair, with reviews of 'Captive Wild Woman' (which may be the best film Adam's ever seen...), 'The Man They Could Not Hang', 'Supernatural', and the superlative British horror 'Dead Of Night' featuring suicidal golfers, creepy children, rooms within mirrors, and sinister dummies...Also featured are adverts that will help you towards your natural "regularity", and provide the answer to the perennial question: "Why did so many soldiers die in army hospitals?". Dick Powell has the answer...This week's radio play is a wickedly macabre tale from the marvellously dark radio series, 'Quiet Please', entitled 'The Thing On The Fourble Board'...Turn the lights down low, and the headphones up high...To leave a review on iTunes, just click here. It only takes a moment, and it'll earn you an ice-cream!To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it from iTunesDownload (Right Click & Save)Listen on Stitcher. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 06 May 2014

It’s wonderful to be back with you after so many weeks!I have thanks and fistbumps-a-plenty to hand out, plus a new Hat-vert, and… what’s that noise? It kind of sounds like a Texas Bad Courtesy Wax On… or is that a Freshest Mad Hurts The Most Jackson…?This week’s episode is dedicated to classic children’s movies, with reviews of ‘Hoppity Goes To Town’, ‘Fun and Fancy Free’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, and ‘Tom Thumb’.The radio play this week is a dazzling adaptation of my favourite kids movie ever, featuring the original voice cast from the movie, and made with the blessing of its creator, perhaps the greatest producer of family entertainment in cinema history.To donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Listen on StitcherDownload (Right Click & Save)Subscribe via iTunes. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 01 Apr 2014

Episode 10: The Beginning Of A Beautiful FriendshipIn this week's very Bogart affair, Adam finally compiles the Five Greatest Hat Adverts (or Hat-verts, if you will), and directs your attention to four Humphrey Bogart films that may have passed you by, including Bogart's only outing as a vampire, and a stone-cold classic first-person suspense thriller!This week's radio play features Bogart in perhaps his most iconic role.To vote for The Attaboy Clarence Podcast at Podcastland, please click hereIt only takes a moment...The Attaboy Clarence Podcast will be on a very brief hiatus for a couple of weeks, while Adam works on Episode 11, another special documentary episode entitled 'Sex In Monochrome', but please stay subscribed and we'll be back with you as soon as we can.Thanks for subscribing, thanks for recommending, and thank you for coming back.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes by clicking hereYou can join our Facebook page hereEmail: adam@attaboyclarence.comTwitter: @attaboycTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it on StitcherGet it from iTunesDownload (Right Click & Save)Listen on TuneIn Radio. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 25 Mar 2014

Episode 9: Buckets Of BloodAdam shows you the most addictive advertisement you'll ever hear. You'll want it at your wedding. Also, listen to the true story of Francis Aiello, also known as "The Earl Of Warwick", but who was he?Hear reviews of 'The Doorway To Hell', a hard-hitting gangster drama starring a baby-faced doctor; James Cagney and Joan Blondell at their con-artist best in 'Blonde Crazy'; and the film that ended Louise Brooks' Hollywood career, 'The Canary Murder Case'.The radio play this week is from a groundbreaking, smash-hit, true-crime British radio show from 1949, a grisly tale that may be unsuitable for younger ears...If you've enjoyed this, or past episodes, please leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcastland, or all three, and make sure you like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/attaboyclarenceTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it from iTunesDownload (Right Click & Save)Listen on TuneIn RadioListen on PodcastlandListen On Stitcher. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 18 Mar 2014

Episode 8: “Dear Friend”In this week’s episode, Adam reviews the movie that wanted to be ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’, or is that the other way around?Also, reviews of the mesmerising, racy and downright risqué ‘Footlight Parade’, featuring a human waterfall, and “underwater-cam” as well as the definitely-not-a-romantic-comedy ‘Merrily We Go To Hell’, and details of how to win a classic disaster movie on Bluray.This week’s radio play is a romantic comedy classic from Ernst Lubitsch (who, quite frankly, needs a little rehabilitating after last week’s ‘Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife’).If you've enjoyed this, or past episodes, please leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcastland, or all three, and make sure you like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/attaboyclarenceTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it from iTunesDownload (Right Click & Save)Listen on StitcherListen on TuneIn Radio. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 11 Mar 2014

Episode 7: The New Adventures...This week's episode is a belt-buster, with reviews of 'Lucky Jordan', 'And Then There Were None', 'Charlie Chan In Egypt' and 'Bluebeard's Eighth Wife'.Rita Cansino pops up in one of them, but which one? And who is she, anyway?Thrill to not one, but two radio shows this week, as Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce get severely uncomfortable on 'The Uneasy Easy Chair', and share an early caper with 'The April Fools Day Adventure'.If you've enjoyed this, or past episodes, please leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcastland, or all three, and make sure you like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/attaboyclarenceTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it from iTunesListen on StitcherDownload (Right Click & Save)Listen on Blubrry. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Feb 2014

Episode 5, you beautiful people!Adam reviews 'Stand-In' and 'It's Love I'm After' both with Leslie Howard, and both from 1937.Also, get tough with Jimmy Cagney's 'Angels With Dirty Faces', and its bizarre sequel, 'Angels Wash Their Faces' starring a former president of the USA.And just who the hell DID win the 'Son' and the 'Ghost' of Frankenstein?There's more love for Eric Blore, a wonderful James Cagney radio play from the Lux Radio Theatre, and news of next week's extravaganza, dedicated to Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce's Sherlock Holmes series of films and radio plays.Links:Eric BloreIt's Love I'm AfterStand-InTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Listen on StitcherGet it from iTunesDownload (Right Click & Save)Listen on TuneIn Radio. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 10 Feb 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! It's Episode 4, Adam's lucky number?Thrill to Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in that vampire film... what's it called again? Hear the greatest line of movie dialogue Adam's heard all week, and what is the Baz in Baz Luhrmann actually short for?Enter the competition to win the perfect Valentine's present, and hear reviews of Alfred Hitchcock's often overlooked masterpiece, 'Foreign Correspondent' and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classic, 'Shall We Dance?".This week's radio presentation is from the Lux Radio Theatre: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's 'It Happened One Night'.Links:Review: Foreign CorrespondentFeature: The Ten Best Classic Romance MoviesTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it in iTunes Listen on Stitcher Download - Right Click & Save Listen on TuneIn Radio. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 03 Feb 2014

In this week's show, Adam is revolted by Orson Welles' attempt at an Irish accent in 'The Lady From Shanghai', but manages to find two worse examples (if such a thing is possible). He tells Lon Chaney (a very unsuitable Dracula indeed) to man up, and directs your attention to a classic collection coming soon to Blu-Ray.Reviews this week are 'Horror Island', 'Night Has A Thousand Eyes', 'The Devil-Doll' and the sublime Val Lewton production, 'The Leopard Man'.Edward G. Robinson stars in this week's radio play, courtesy of the Screen Director's Playhouse.Links:Night Has A Thousand EyesThe Devil-DollThe Leopard ManHorror IslandA Brief Look: The Screen Director's PlayhouseTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Get it from iTunesListen on StitcherDownload (Right Click & Save)TuneIn Radio. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 27 Jan 2014

Adam fixes the sound, experiments with chamber pots, reviews 'Night Key', loses it completely whilst trying to describe the sheer brilliance of 'The Brighton Strangler' (CANTERBURY!), announces 'The Top 3 Most Disappointing Witticisms That Ever Happened... During A Sword Fight', thanks some special people, and brings you a very apt radio play.Links:The Brighton StranglerNight KeyTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Listen On StitcherDownload (Right Click & Save)Get it from iTunesListen on TuneIn Radio. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 21 Jan 2014

In the first episode, Adam says "Hi" before presenting a classic episode of Suspense, and its star Roland Young.Links:Bygone Heroes: Roland YoungRetrospective: The Lux Radio TheatreMovie ReviewsTo donate to the upkeep of the show, click hereCredits Listen On TuneIn RadioListen On StitcherDownload - (Right Click and Save)Get it from iTunesSubscribe via RSS. . .

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