The Attaboy Clarence Podcast - Classic Movies & Old Time Radio

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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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Episode 63: Pre-Code Gals
8 Sep 2016 @ 03:58 am

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.

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Episode 62: The Silly Story
22 Aug 2016 @ 12:14 pm

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...

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Episode 61: Mysteries...
6 Aug 2016 @ 01:25 am

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'.

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