The Attaboy Clarence Podcast - Classic Movies & Ol

The Attaboy Clarence Podcast - Classic Movies & Ol

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Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week. Written, narrated and produced by Adam Roche @audiojoe @attaboyc @moviehistories attaboyclarence.com

Episodes

Episode 67: I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby  

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  

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  

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: 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!

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Episode 63: Pre-Code Gals  

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  

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...

Episode 61: Mysteries...  

This time, there are announcements to be made, 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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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

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Episode 59: Old School  

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!

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Episode 58: Intermezzo  

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, PLUS hear 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

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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...

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Episode 56: Curses  

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'

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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.

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Episode 54: Sci-Fi, So Good  

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!

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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 Episode 53: The French Girl...

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Episode 52: Quiet Please  

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...

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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 Radio Theatre!

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Episode 50: First Class Or Nothing  

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 Theatre

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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.

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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, Donald Duck, Perry Como, The Brighton Strangler, Nigel Bruce, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, YOU GUYS, and the return of Humphrey...

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