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

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






Episode 74: Chicken Soup

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?' RETURNS with 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...

Duration: 01:20:36

Episode 73: Jackpot Crackpot

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,...

Duration: 01:41:56

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...

Duration: 00:54:13

Episode 71: The Man With The Dog

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 here Go and take a look at...

Duration: 00:52:23

Episode 69: Here's To You, Mr Robinson

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...

Duration: 00:53:20

Episode 66: Mermaids And Dog Parades

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 here

Duration: 01:02:31

Episode 65: Hidden Treasures

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...

Duration: 00:51:48

Episode 64: Capra-corn

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 here

Duration: 02:05:53

Episode 53: The French Girl

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...

Duration: 01:25:56

Episode 51: Crime Time

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...

Duration: 01:22:48

Episode 50: First Class Or Nothing

This week... ...a SHOUTY MAN gets Adam on the straight and narrow... 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... 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 Theatre To become a patron of the show, click here

Duration: 01:15:56

Episode 49: Bogie-Man

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 here

Duration: 01:16:00

The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2015

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,...

Duration: 01:21:23

Episode 46: Brother To Sun, Friend To Rain!

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...

Duration: 01:20:43

Episode 45: Here Be Monsters!

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 be, and throw out some very international Canterburys, so cringe in fear... It's...

Duration: 00:47:33

Episode 43: Go Ahead, Remake My Day

Attaboy Clarence returns with... ...a visit from Adam's dog! Hygiene tips with Stinky Sue! Canterburys of every variety! News of a Hitchcock competition! A song about a cat that isn't rude in any way! Mrs Evans, the woman who just loves some 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 Haroly Lloyd...

Duration: 00:52:59