In this week’s show……the QUESTION POT makes a “musical” return……learn how you can avoid that pesky SNEEZE-INDUCING soap……there’s another Golden Age SUPERSTAR to identify in Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?……plus reviews of TWO suspense movies that’ll have those goosebumps standing to attention: Katharine Hepburn in ‘Undercurrent’, and Siobhan McKenna in ‘Daughter Of Darkness’……radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre!To become a patron of the shows and earn a fabulous ar...more
This week’s show is VERY uncomfortable affair as we explore two Pre-Code movies that you may need to watch through your fingers, for very different reasons…Lionel Atwill is a big-game hunting millionaire with a penchant for gory tailor work in ‘Murders In The Zoo, and Irene Dunne plays a newlywed who discovers that her husband’s mother fosters a deeply unhealthy obsession with him in ‘The Silver Cord’…We’ve got music from The Ink Spots, a helpful guide on how to use coffee to reduce crime, and a...more
This week, murder’s in the air as we take a look at two Golden Age examples of Agatha Christie movie adaptations!Firstly, Charles Laughton is attempting to determine the guilt of Tyrone Power in Billy Wilder’s stunning 1957 screen take on Witness For The Prosecution. And then it’s sleuthing ahoy with Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple, in 1961’s Murder, She Said!Radio entertainment comes in the form of an Agatha Christie double-bill; Orson Welles plays Hercule Poirot in The Murder Of Roger Ackro...more
In this week’s show……Kool-Aid addicts are breaking quarantine!…Ed Sheehan joins a singing bull quartet!…music from Harry James, Helen Forrest, and almost Jeanette MacDonald!…another celebrity waits to be identified in Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?…reviews of two mystery movies that are definitely worth your sleuthing time!…and a radio murder mystery to solve with a very surreal climax…To become a patron of the shows and gain access to hundreds of hours of bonus shows CLICK HERE
In this week’s show……what’s the BEST drink for tired men who’ve spent the whole day in a brothel?…how on earth do you get EXCITED about visiting a car dealership?…exactly who the hell IS that Hollywood legend?…PLUS, news, music, and two reviews, one featuring Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold forming a very unlikely alliance over a fur coat, and one featuring a spellbinding performance from the one-and-only Claude Rains, who also stars in this week’s radio presentation!To become a Co-Producer of the...more
In this week’s show, Joan Blondell takes centre-stage, as we review three Blondell movies, as well as present a double-bill of her radio appearances!There’s more mystery in Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?Plus music from Joan herself, Etta Moten, and Dick Powell!To become a Co-Producer of the shows CLICK HERETo visit Larry Edmunds’ Bookshop CLICK HERE
endearingly so.The first stars the most annoying human being ever born. The second stars the most unemotional strangler ever born. And the third stars a horror icon as a Teen Wolf/Abraham Lincoln ape monster with a penchant for hats and coats!Music come from Bing, Bog and the 1940’s answer to Johnny Rotten, Mr Jimmy Dorsey!There’s another brain-teaser as we try to guess… Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?There’s a dive into the QUESTION POT!AND there’s a classic episode of radio horror featu...more
This week’s show sees the Golden Age’s most glamorous import, Miss Hedy Lamarr take centre stage!We’re reviewing her 1947 drama-thriller, ‘Dishonored Lady’, as well as featuring one of her greatest radio hits, co-starring alongside William Powell!We’re cruising into court for a marvellous pre-code courtroom thriller, and Rita Hayworth may or may not have done it, in a swell-egant French comic drama alongside Glenn Ford!Music comes from The InkSpots and Bing Crosby, and there’s even another chanc...more
Charles Laughton and Ella Raines make a very unlikely romantic couple! Claudette Colbert is an amnesiac with a gun! And George Sanders is stripped to the waist and ready for duelling!Music comes from Peggy Lee and Kitty Kallen!There’s a brain-teaser for you, a dive into the Question Pot, and even a brand new raft of thank-yous!Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre!To become a Co-Producer of the shows, and to gain access to all the bonus content CLICK HERETo register your us...more
In this week’s show, catch up on the many ways in which Sookie is loving quarantine!There’s news of the new Secret History Of Hollywood series!Hear about the incredible line-up of The Attaboy Clarence Film Festival!There’s music from Fred Astaire and Marlene Dietrich!Special guest, Brook Darnell drops in for a conversation with Adam as they pick their Top Five Pre-Code movies!Reviews of TWO Pre-Code classics!Radio entertainment this week stars the King Of Pre-Code himself, Mr Warren William!To b...more
In this week’s show, there’s some exciting news!Keep your spirits up with music from Dean Martin and Harry Belafonte!Scottish Deborah Kerr becomes Irish-Scottish in a comic-thriller from the minds who gave you The Lady Vanishes and Green For Danger!And grumpy Monty Woolley comes for a very extended dinner party in a small town!Radio entertainment comes from the Lux Radio Theatre!To sign up as a Co-Producer and receive instant access to hundreds of hours of bonus audio plus other benefits CLICK H...more
In this week’s show…Gorgeous music from Bing Crosby and Kay Kyser!Joan Crawford and Spencer Tracy glam it up in a fairytale of New York!Kay Francis and Warren William find a very unorthodox pathway to parenthood…And much more, including an interesting announcement…Radio entertainment comes from the Screen Guild Theatre, and features an array of stars!To become a Co-Producer of the shows CLICK HERE
We’ve got music from Peggy Lee and Perry Como!James Cagney is a master spy and action man in ‘13 Rue Madeleine’!And J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI are clearing house! In fact, they’re clearing ‘The House On 92nd Street’!Radio entertainment comes courtesy of Stars On The Air and Humphrey Bogart!Sign up to become a patron at www.patreon.com/attaboysecret and get instant access to over sixty bonus editions of Attaboy Clarence right now! Just CLICK HERE!To get your free issue of The Dark Pages CLICK HERE
In this week’s show, discover the truth about RED MAGIC!Why is that man STARING at me?What could be worse than murdered in a chair at a fair in Delaware in the company of Jessie Ware?Hear movie reviews of 1936’s ‘Midnight At Madame Tussaud’s’ and 1944’s ‘Murder In The Air’!And radio comes courtesy of the screen’s (and radio’s) greatest detective team!To become a co-producer and supporter of this show CLICK HERETo listen to the Cineversary Podcast CLICK HERETo listen to the Old Hollywood Realness...more
Happy 2020! The show returns with Jessie Matthews, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper and this week’s special guest star, Roland Young!There’s a Brighton Strangler competition for you to enter!There’s a delightful radio comedy featuring everyone’s favourite haunted banker, Topper!There’s a visit to the Question Pot!Plus reviews of 1957’s ‘Love In The Afternoon’ and 1933’s ‘Pleasure Cruise’All aboard, folks…To become a patron of the shows CLICK HERE!To enter the competition go to www.newtsproducts.comTo...more
It’s been a battle against the flu, but the show finally returns, along with……the most DEPRESSING ad for tyres ever!…the Mistletoe Kiss Polka!…the wonderful Brook Darnell and her festive movie recommendations!…a visit to the Lux Radio Theatre!…PLUS three movies, 1940’s Christmas In July, 1935’s Rendezvous, and 1942’s Kid-Glove Killer!If you’d like to support this show, and gain access to over sixty bonus editions immediately, CLICK HERE!
This week’s show is dedicated to the Wizard himself, one of the Golden Age’s greatest character actors, Mr Frank Morgan!We’ll be conjuring up reviews of two of his lesser-seen yet equally as charming film appearances, 1935’s The Perfect Gentleman and 1934’s The Affairs Of Cellini.There’s a dive into the Question Pot, a chance to get a Christmas Card, and the latest in audio torture devices, courtesy of a famous breakfast cereal…Radio entertainment comes this week from our special guest!To become...more
In this week’s noir-themed edition of Attaboy Clarence, I’ll be telling you about a trio of shadow-soaked dramas to spice up your Noirvember viewing…Victor Mature goes head-to-head with Laird Cregar in 1941’s ‘I Wake Up Screaming’Robert Cummings is on the run from the law and from vicious gangsters in 1946’s ‘The Chase’Kirk Douglas sinks lower than most men in 1951’s ‘Ace In The Hole’Radio entertainment comes from the mighty quills of both Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, as we join Sam Sp...more
In this week’s show…Who would be the best Golden Age SUPERHEROES?How did Adam become a classic movie LOVER?How did Sookie become a REALITY TV star?There’s MUSIC from Eddie Cantor and The Andrews Sisters, PLUS…Reviews of THREE movies featuring Ronald Colman, Ginger Rogers, William Powell, Jack Carson and The Great Profile himself, John Barrymore!Radio entertainment comes this week from The Sealtest Show, and it’s a real treat…To become a Co-Producer of the shows and gain access to over 60 new epi...more
This week……winter’s closing in, and if only there was some way of achieving a certain dream……the Question Pot features a singing dog, a trip to Ocono… Oconwo… to somewhere… plus a discussion on fish out of water……there’s music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters…‘‘‘reviews of three movies, including a Vincent Price SHOCKer, a Bluebeard tale with a Hitchcock twist, and a love triangle with a pitch black centre…Jump on in to your new weekly Attaboy Clarence podcast!Radio entert...more
In this week’s show, we’re diving into the second tier of Hollywood for three awfully-brilliant, brilliantly-awful B-movie shockers!We’ll be watching a killer man-cat, a Hitler impostor/assassin, and a jungle bride who can’t make up her jungle mind!We’re also bobbing for questions in the Question Pot, debating the wisdom of Tootsie Roll Pops, and trying to survive a sneak attack from a very dangerous hat!So jump on in to this week’s Attaboy Clarence!To become a patron of the shows and gain bonus...more
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Take my hand and waltz with me through a very special episode dedicated to the world’s greatest musical-dance-comedy team, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire!I’ll be reviewing three of their movies, as well as presenting a gallery of clips, some of the finest music to have ever featured in a Fred and Ginger movie, a double helping of radio appearances by the duo, AND my personal Top 5 Fred & Ginger Supporting Players!All this and lots more in this bumper-sized, lighter-than-air edition of Attabo...more
In this week’s show……who knew cigarettes could be so refreshing?…advice on how to make yourself irresistible to the opposite sex?…sublime music from Jo Stafford and Tommy Dorsey!And reviews of two movies! One’s a battle of the sexes set around rival cab firms and the other is a tense noir-thriller about a cold-blooded killer on the rampage!Radio entertainment comes from the Theatre Guild On The Air.So welcome to Attaboy Clarence, welcome to summer, and welcome to the new episode!To become a patr...more
In this special episode, we give a salute to a very special birthday guy, Mr James Cagney!Hear a review of the movie you voted for, as well as a special radio appearance from the man himselfTo become a supporter of the show and receive bonus content CLICK HERE
This time it’s a deep dive into one of the greatest film series’ from the Golden Age!Yes, the Dr Kildare series from MGM provided audiences then and now with a collection of the best stars, the best scripts, and the best stories, all from the hand of Kildare’s original author, Max Brand.But why exactly did it work so well? And why did it come to a sudden and abrupt end? Find out inside…There’s music from The Andrews Sisters, alcohol advice from a man who considers himself VERY harassed, and a ra...more
What a thrill it’s been to make one hundred of these shows, so let’s celebrate in the only way I know how, namely to tell you about some amazing movies, to present a wonderful piece of old-time radio, to snap our fingers to some classic music, and……TIME TRAVEL back with me to some of the highs and lows, including my best impression of a 1970’s radio DJ, and the review that caused me to almost collapse……endure… I mean enjoy a CANTERBURY RETROSPECTIVE!… come along for the moment that I met Brook D...more
It’s Episode 99… goodness me…Well, having clambered across ninety-eight episodes of the podcast to get here, let’s see what’s inside…There are some CANTERBURYS to dish out!You have an all-new EXCELLENCY ear worm!There’s music from SIR LANCELOT, and THE INKSPOTS!The QUESTION POT throws up some brand new queries!Plus two movie reviews! One’s a college comedy starring the fabulous Susan Peters, Herbert Marshall and Mary Astor. The other is a wickedly black thriller set at the turn of the century…Ra...more
In this week’s show…There was a meet-up in London, and people came!Imagine, if you will, that you are a struggling musician… And imagine if you will, the tune you’d write to make you immortal…I have podcast recommendations for you!We’re diving into the Question Pot!I have the funkiest song in HISTORY! Plus a gorgeous bop from Jo Stafford!And today’s reviews are all dedicated to the eternal Joan Fontaine. Three movies featuring Saint Joan, but are they all worth catching? Hear what I think of 193...more
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In this week’s episode…Sookie drops in to tell us about her week!The Question Pot is open for business!There’s music from Doris Day and The Andrews Sisters!AND we’ll be taking a look at two supernatural films that aren’t out to scare you (although you may find yourself eeried out…), 1945’s The Enchanted Cottage and 1948’s Portrait Of Jennie.Radio entertainment is from the Lux Radio TheatreTO BECOME A PATRON AND CO-PRODUCER OF THE SHOWS CLICK HERECredits
In this week’s episode…We’re touring the world with the help of a very special guide book!There’s a whole bunch of thank-yous!There’s a very TUMS remedy to consider!And then we’ve got a dive into some unconventional noir…The first is a Jules Dassin classic set in and around the endlessly winding alleyways of London’s Soho, and the second is a date with Bette Davis in sweaty Singapore for a very moral dilemma…Plus music from Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald!Radio en...more
Welcome back to a new season of Attaboy Clarence, edging ever closer to the 100th episode…In this week’s show…Sookie has made a chart!Jim has got B.O!Bing Crosby has some advice!The Merry Macs have got it in for my spellchecker!There’s a real over use of exclamation marks!!And then… there’s a trio (A TRIO) of radio adventures with one of Adam’s favourite old-time characters, followed by reviews of all four films that span off from his series!It’s a bumper edition, so leave your cares outside and...more
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In this week’s show…SING along with a Mexican stereotype!Do you have enough BLADES?Tap your foot to music by Charles Trenet and Freddy Martin!And THRILL to the tale of Universal Horror icon, the “Queen Of The Screamers”, Miss Evelyn Ankers!There’s also news afoot!To sign up as a Co-Producer of the shows CLICK HERE
Wooooooo! (That’s a ghost noise, by the way…)It’s a spookfest this time round, with ghoulish reviews of three classic chillers, including a mad doctor with ice on the brain, a mad doctor with a murderer on his hands, and a mad doctor with a secret in the basement…There’s eerie music from Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Mary Ann McCall!Brook Darnell returns for an inside look at one of horror’s greatest icons!There’s a dip into the Question Pot!The winner of the Jamaica Inn competition is announ...more
In this week’s episode…A glimpse of the FUTURE courtesy of Admiral!Alka-Seltzer reinvents the ALPHABET!Talking DONKEYS!The Dr Crespi remix refuses to DIE! (Just like the film…)Three new CANTERBURYS!Music from Sir Lancelot and Charles Trenet!Reviews of three movies! Two troublesome movies from 1932, starring Marian Marsh and Warren William, AND Alfred Hitchcock’s maligned British thriller set on the Cornish coast!PLUS enter the competition!Radio entertainment comes this week from Suspense!To beco...more
In this week’s episode…There’s a lovely new Sherlock Holmes book to investigate!A new Canterbury!The winner of the Audrey Hepburn competition is announced!Advice for all you white-shoe-wearers!Gorgeous music from Cab Calloway and Bessie Smith!And…A whole show dedicated to Edward G Robinson! A quartet of movies to tell you about, including the tale of an actor who takes revenge against a villain using a VERY OBVIOUS TWIST, a racketeer who makes the worst beer in the world, a crusading doctor who’...more
Attaboy Clarence is back!In this episode, hear the most (un)impressive song that ever sold a beer!There’s a brace of musical delights from Benny Goodman and Johnny Mercer!The Question Pot throws up more queries…There’s a rather huge announcement!Enter the Audrey Hepburn competition!An icon of horror pops in to send things viral!Sookie has a plan!PLUS…Reviews of two classic movies from 1932, both of which feature one of classic cinema’s greatest pairings, William Powell and Kay Francis!Radio ente...more
In this week's show... Gift ideas! FASCINATING MUSICAL gift ideas! A dive into the murky QUESTION POT (featuring all new Canterbury... 😱 Musical interludes from Sir Lancelot and Dinah Shore! The improbable conversations between Terry The Fly and the victim of his cruel practical joke! And MOVIE REVIEWS of 1949's 'Thieves Highway', 1935's 'The Crime Of Dr. Crespi', and 1934's 'Death At Broadcasting House' PLUS... radio entertainment courtesy of Suspense... Welcome along to Episode 89 of A...more
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 (19...more
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...more
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 Mel...more
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 entert...more
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 19...more
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!
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?
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...more
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,...more
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! ...more
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...
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 ini...more
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 f...more
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 C...more
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.
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 ...more
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...more
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.
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...more
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!
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!
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 ...more
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-Lynch-ian 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!
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 w...more
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!
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... a...more
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 ...more
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', 'L...more
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 ve...more
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 H...more
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 mo...more
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 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 Theatr...more
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 ma...more
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...more
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...
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 Rad...more
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. To become a patron of the show click here
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
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, Do...more
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...
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 feature...more
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...more
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'...more
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 Harold Lloyd hims...more
This week, Ronald Colman takes centre stage as Adam presents reviews of three of his movies, along with a double bill of his radio appearances. Elsewhere, there's a listener with a superhero name, some macho shampoo, a rapping uncle and some terribly translated movie quotes!
This week the Devil pops up in three movies, pimps receive some wonderful news, the Brighton Strangler returns, and Adam's father helps him to get rid of a cold-remedy Genie!
This week, Adam is going through a midlife crisis, plus reviews of three Ealing classics, and a golden piece of radio entertainment...
This week: how not to improve classic movie lines, birthday celebrations, news of future specials, an amicable split, mailing lists and Cagney, Cagney, Cagney!
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. R...more
This week, we're going Full Rathbone, as we look at three of his films, as well as a double bill of a very special radio show, starring Basil The Great himself as... well, you'll see...
We're looking at three classic horror movies today, as well saying some thank yous, hearing a couple of classic ads, and eavesdropping on a very unique conversation...
This week, Adam guides you through three Golden Age superhero serials, and flings around the Canterburys like nobody's business. Radio entertainment comes courtesy of The Shadow...
Adam bucks the popular trend by presenting 'The Worst Movies of 1939', a list that includes Boris Karloff as a Chinese-American-English-Chinese-ish detective, a Laurel-less Hardy being stalked by a lovesick elephant, and two horror icons in the worst film ever reviewed on Attaboy Clarence!
Surprise! Attaboy Clarence is back a week early, bringing reviews of 'Angel On My Shoulder', 'Confession', and 'Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House', as well as news bulletins and high-fives aplenty!
This week, we take a trip to merry old England for reviews of three classic British movies, as well as news of a new podcast, classic ads, and useless (w)rapping...
This week, we descend into the grim realm of serial killers on film, as Adam brings you reviews of 'Lured', 'The Spiral Staircase' and Fritz Lang's terrifying 1931 masterpiece, 'M'
Classic cons are on this week's menu, with three brilliant examples of confidence tricks from Hollywood's Golden Age, PLUS Adam brings you the latest headlines, corrects a terrible wrong and presents a classic slice of radio from Lux
The Christmas Special, featuring special guests Boris Karloff, Lauren Bacall, Dean Martin, Basil Rathbone, Frank Sinatra, The Muppets, Humphrey Bogart, John Barrymore, Rudy Vallee, Orson Welles, Bing Crosby and The Brighton Strangler...
Meet Attaboy Clarence's youngest fan, get the lowdown on the podcast via a 1940's BBC announcer, a cockney pub landlord, and a Dutch porn star, and hear a review and a radio adaptation of Adam's favourite movie ever
This week hear Lugosi vs Connery, an end being put to happy piano, and reviews of two noirs, 'Phantom Lady', and the shocking 'Leave Her To Heaven' starring the breathtaking Gene Tierney as a pathological lunatic. Radio comes courtesy of Barbara Stanwyck and 'Suspense'...
This week, Adam pays a musical tribute to an email, shares his joy at winning an award, tells you all about Mr Clifton Webb, old-fashioned bartenders, and sets a listener the "You have failed, Monk!" challenge...
Classic radio adverts, reviews of 'The Phantom Creeps' and 'It Happened Tomorrow', and a classic episode of 'You Bet Your Life', starring Groucho Marx.
Adam brings you more classic ads, news of the Christmas Special, and reviews of two superlative thrillers from the 1930's, as well as an offering from radio's outstanding theatre of thrills...
Episode 20: The Man Who Disappeared And with that, we arrived 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 r...more
Episode 19: Big Shots! 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 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! DISC...more
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 d...more
Welcome back, everyone! Forget your Ariana Grandes and your Miley Cyruseses, 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 “Just Right Sweet” su...more
Sci-Fi Week! Four classic sci-fi films reviewed, an increasingly drunk Basil Rathbone and the full unedited version of Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of 'The War Of The Worlds'
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It's Episode 2! The sound is fixed, and Adam muses on the wisdom of using the reverb setting 'Chamber Pot'. He also gives you a brief overview of Boris Karloff's 'Night Key', and loses it completely whilst trying to describe 'The Brighton Strangler'. CANTERBURY... You'll hear the Top 3 Most Disappointing Witticisms That Ever Happened... During A Sword Fight! Adam takes the time to thank a few special people, and then presents a very apt radio play. The Attaboy Clarence Podcast: Officially more ...more
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