The Attaboy Clarence Podcast - Classic Movies & Old Time Radio

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Episode 73: Jackpot Crackpot
5 May 2017 @ 04:44 am

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...

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Episode 72: Ida The Incredible
12 Apr 2017 @ 11:40 am

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'...

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Go and take a look at 'The Dark Pages'

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Episode 71: The Man With The Dog
27 Mar 2017 @ 06:27 am

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.

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Go and take a look at 'The Dark Pages'

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Episode 70: Whole Lotta Lockwood
1 Mar 2017 @ 04:46 am

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.

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Episode 69: Here's To You, Mr Robinson
16 Feb 2017 @ 01:01 am

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!

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Episode 68: Can't Lose
30 Jan 2017 @ 02:01 am

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!

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Episode 67: I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
22 Nov 2016 @ 01:36 am

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 Theatre

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Episode 66: Mermaids And Dog Parades
3 Nov 2016 @ 09:26 am

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!

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Episode 65: Hidden Treasures
19 Oct 2016 @ 04:41 am

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!

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Episode 64: Capracorn
30 Sep 2016 @ 06:16 am

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!

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