Podcast

Attaboy Clarence

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

Episodes

  • Lighter Than Air

    Aug 22 2019

    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

  • Sunshine And Psychopaths

    Jul 22 2019

    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

  • Happy Birthday, Mr Cagney!

    Jul 17 2019

    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

  • Is There A Doctor In The House?

    Jun 28 2019

    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

  • The Hundredth Episode!

    May 31 2019

    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

  • Poison Ivy

    Apr 17 2019

    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

  • Romancing The Joan

    Mar 19 2019

    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

  • The Deluxe Experience

    Mar 11 2019

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  • Episode 97: The Light Fantastical

    Feb 28 2019

    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

  • Episode 96: Black Bette

    Feb 05 2019

    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

  • Episode 95: I Wouldn't Say That

    Jan 19 2019

    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

  • A Very Canterbury Christmas!

    Dec 24 2018

    Dear listeners, a very Merry Christmas from myself, Sookie, Brook et al!To become a supporter of the podcast CLICK HEREFor more information on The Lives Of Harry Towers CLICK HERETalking Pictures TV

  • Episode 94: The Scream Queen

    Nov 23 2018

    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

  • The Aaaargh-ttaboy Clarence Halloween Special!

    Oct 29 2018

    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

  • Episode 92: Come On, Inn

    Oct 16 2018

    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

  • Episode 91: Ready, Eddie, Go!

    Oct 02 2018

    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

  • Episode 90: Auf Wiedersehen

    Sep 13 2018

    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

  • Episode 89: Murder On The Air

    Jul 08 2018

    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 Att...more

  • Episode 88: All About Myrna

    Jun 02 2018

    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

  • Episode 87: Hoods In The Woods

    May 17 2018

    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

  • Episode 86: Gumshoes And Gentlemen

    May 09 2018

    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

  • Episode 85: CENSORED

    Mar 08 2018

    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

  • Episode 84: Look At The Stars

    Feb 21 2018

  • Episode 83: The Same Procedure As Every Year

    Feb 01 2018

    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

  • The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2017

    Dec 23 2017

    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!

  • Episode 81: What, Ho!

    Dec 11 2017

    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?

  • Episode 80: My Fair Girl

    Nov 15 2017

    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

  • Episode 79: Time To Kill

    Oct 03 2017

    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 Weir...more

  • Episode 78: Revenge Of The Klaxon

    Sep 20 2017

    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-Tim...more

  • Episode 77.5 - My Kingdom For A Dram!

    Aug 26 2017

    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 abo...more

  • Episode 77: Cary Grant-arama

    Aug 03 2017

    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....more

  • Episode 76: Brave Men

    Jul 12 2017

    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 ...more

  • Episode 75: In A Windblown Sort Of Way

    Jun 27 2017

    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....more

  • Episode 74: Chicken Soup

    Jun 05 2017

    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...more

  • Episode 73: Jackpot Crackpot

    May 05 2017

    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 caravannin...more

  • Episode 72: Ida The Incredible

    Apr 12 2017

    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 ...more

  • Episode 71: The Man With The Dog

    Mar 27 2017

    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 p...more

  • Episode 70: Whole Lotta Lockwood

    Mar 01 2017

    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 L...more

  • Episode 69: Here's To You, Mr Robinson

    Feb 16 2017

    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 entert...more

  • Episode 68: Can't Lose

    Jan 30 2017

    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!To become a patron of the shows, click hereTo enter the competition click hereCredits

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

    Nov 22 2016

    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 ...more

  • Episode 66: Mermaids And Dog Parades

    Nov 03 2016

    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 hereCredits

  • Episode 65: Hidden Treasures

    Oct 19 2016

    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 abou...more

  • Episode 64: Capracorn

    Sep 30 2016

    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 hereCredits

  • Episode 63: Pre-Code Gals

    Sep 08 2016

    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 Br...more

  • Episode 62: The Silly Story

    Aug 21 2016

    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 t...more

  • Episode 61: Mysteries...

    Aug 06 2016

    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 agai...more

  • Episode 60: Birthdays And Grand Dames

    Jul 20 2016

    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 ...more

  • Episode 59: Old School

    Jul 06 2016

    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 o...more

  • Episode 58: Intermezzo

    Jun 20 2016

    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 mast...more

  • Episode 57: Shadows Of Hitchcock

    Jun 08 2016

    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 c...more

  • Episode 56: Curses

    Jun 04 2016

    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 become a patron of the shows, click ...more

  • Episode 55: Murder By Gaslight

    May 26 2016

    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...more

  • Episode 54: Sci-Fi, So Good

    May 17 2016

    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 ...more

  • Episode 53: The French Girl

    Apr 12 2016

    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...more

  • Episode 52: Quiet Please

    Apr 12 2016

    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 a...more

  • Episode 51: Crime Time

    Apr 12 2016

    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 ...more

  • Episode 50: First Class Or Nothing

    Apr 12 2016

    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 TheatreTo become a pat...more

  • Episode 49: Bogie Man

    Apr 12 2016

    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 hereTo become a patron of the shows click hereCredits

  • The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2015

    Apr 12 2016

    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 d...more

  • Episode 47: The Haunted Shores

    Apr 12 2016

    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 th...more

  • Episode 46: Brother To Sun, Friend To Rain

    Apr 12 2016

    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 ...more

  • Episode 45: Here Be Monsters!

    Apr 12 2016

    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 thro...more

  • Episode 44: The Girl In The Pasture

    Apr 12 2016

    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'Har...more

  • Episode 43: Go Ahead, Remake My Day

    Apr 12 2016

    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 (19...more

  • Episode 42: Champagne For Ronald

    Aug 11 2015

    For all newer episodes of attaboy clarence, click here In this week's episode...MAN UP with Lustre Cream! The most macho of all the shampoos!GET DOWN to the sound of Uncle Geoffrey's rapping skills!VOTE for TWO UK Podcaster Awards finalists! SCOWL at a very sexist man with a great big nose!RECOIL in horror at the sound of your favourite movie quotes...more

  • Episode 41: A Devil Of A Time

    Aug 05 2015

    It's the very devilish Episode 41, containing...Great news for pimps! Humphrey Bogart in-jokes! The return of The Brighton Strangler! Spam-Wiches! Cold-remedy Genies! A phone call to Adam's dad!PLUSUp pops the Devil in reviews of three films: 'The Seventh Victim', 'Alias Nick Beal', and 'The Devil And Daniel Webster'Radio entertainment this week comes from a show that hasn't been featured here before, and tells the devilish tale of the price ...more

  • Episode 40: Ealing Good

    Jul 21 2015

    In this week's episode, Adam's going through a midlife crisis! We'll hear a selection of songs with crazy-ass names! And we'll use All-Bran to restore our "regularity" back in tune...Reviews this week come from England's finest, Ealing Studios, and a trio of films it produced in the early twentieth century, 'The Love Lottery', 'Barnacle Bill', and 'Pink String And Sealing Wax'......and utilising some terrible sleight-of-hand...more

  • Episode 39: Jimmy The Gent

    Jul 14 2015

    In this week's episode...LEARN how to make food taste better, with the judicious application of wine...GRIMACE as we discover if it's possible to improve some classic movie lines with the use of sound effects...CELEBRATE the birthdays of Adam and his all-time favourite movie star, this week's guest of honour: the one and only Mr James Cagney.This week's reviews are of three of Mr Cagney's classics, including 1933's 'Lady Kil...more

  • Episode 38: Good Lawd!

    Jul 07 2015

    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 controv...more

  • Episode 36: Basil The Great

    May 19 2015

    This week, REEL at some rather startling news, TRANSFORM your life with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, RELAX as there's finally a 'Thank You' theme, and DIG IN to a great big bowl of Cheerios.This week we're going Full Rathbone, as Adam tells you about three films featuring one of the Golden Age's greatest stars, two you may not have heard of, and one you definitely have!We're then off to radio land for a double bill of a rath...more

  • Episode 35: Shock, Horror!

    May 12 2015

    This week we're descending into the shadows to look at three classic horror movies - a peculiar little British portmanteau of chills entitled 'Three Cases Of Murder', Bela Lugosi as a deadly doctor with a remote control hedge in 'Voodoo Man', and the supremely creepy tale of a man's gamble with dark powers in 1949's 'The Queen Of Spades'...We're also shooting cereal from guns again, as well as trying to find out how Cli...more

  • Episode 34: Kapow!

    May 05 2015

    This week there's a new section with a jingle, but without a name (as yet...), which involves the repeated flinging around of Canterburys. Will you get one in the face?Tide Soap gives Adam a rash, and the spokesman for Bromo Quinine gives us all some hideous medical advice, as well as this year's summer earworm...For the reviews this week we're taking to the skies alongside a trio of the Golden Age's superheroes: Batman, Cap...more

  • Episode 33: The Worst of The Best

    Apr 21 2015

    This week, come FLY with Adam as we take a trip to see where you're all from.LISTEN to the mesmeric chant of a tobacco auctioneer!PUZZLE at the spelling ability of a Vimms salesman!And DESCEND into the greatest year in Hollywood's history, to trawl through the mud as Adam presents The Worst Movies Of 1939, a list that includes Englishman Boris Karloff as a Chinese-American-English-Chinese detective or something, a Laurel-les...more

  • Episode 32: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and White!

    Apr 14 2015

    Welcome to the Ninja-sode, the one that came from nowhere to attack you in the dark!This week, news bulletins and high fives, along with Ivory Flakes (or something), plus why must Adam spend every lunchtime alone?Movie reviews come threefold today, courtesy of 'Angel On My Shoulder', 'Confession', and 'Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House', and the Lux Radio Theatre supplies us with another wonderful hour of comedy with ...more

  • Episode 30: Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?

    Feb 10 2015

    We're off to merry old Blighty this week, as Adam takes you on a tour of three films from his neck of the woods, Carry On Nurse (1959), (a Carry On film that's actually good!), Green For Danger (1946), a befuddlingly wonderful murder mystery starring the magnificent Alastair Sim, and The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936), an H. G. Wells' penned fantasy about a meek shop assistant who becomes a God!There's news from the spec...more

  • Episode 29: This Is Getting Serial...

    Feb 03 2015

    In this, the 29th incarnation of Attaboy Clarence, we're descending into the grim domain of the serial killer...Adam brings you three early examples of serial-killer-thrillers in classic cinema, 'Lured' a glossy affair from 1947, 'The Spiral Staircase', a shadowy horror from 1946, and the nightmarish German classic, 'M' from 1931.Radio entertainment comes in the form of two classic thrillers from Suspense and The Screen Dire...more

  • Episode 28: The Con Is On!

    Jan 26 2015

    In this subterfuge-laden episode, listen as Adam brings you the latest headlines, news of the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock special, mends a terrible wrong, and brings you reviews of three movies from the Golden Age that had con-artists at their heart; Preston Sturges' 'The Lady Eve' (1941), Frank Capra's 'Lady For A Day' (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's finest hour, 'Trouble In Paradise' (1932).Radio goodness this week comes c...more

  • The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special

    Dec 22 2014

    Join Adam for a show filled to the brim with Yuletide cheer, festive fun and Christmas spirit, as we draw 2014 to a close with the help of special guests Boris Karloff, Lauren Bacall, Dean Martin, Basil Rathbone, Frank Sinatra, The Muppets, Humphrey Bogart, Nigel Bruce, John Barrymore, Rudy Vallee, Nat King Cole, Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Bing Crosby and The Brighton Strangler... Also, THRILL to the most homoero...more

  • Episode 26: Attaboy, Clarence

    Dec 15 2014

    In this run-up-to-Christmas episode, Adam tries to explain the podcast to new listeners, using a sexually repressed BBC announcer from the forties, a Cock-er-ney pub landlord and a Dutch porn star.MEET the youngest Attaboy Clarence fan in the world, and listen as she recites the dialogue of a crazed, amnesiac actor with a penchant for strangling...DISCOVER the folly of 'Long Distance' and 'Old Spice' and...REVEL in not just ...more

  • Episode 25: A Wicked Woman

    Dec 08 2014

    This week, it's Lugosi vs Connery, as more monks come out of the woodwork, Adam analyses the "high cost of living" and gives you an abundance of happy piano.Film reviews come courtesy of another Cornell Woolrich-penned nailbiter in the form of 1944's nightmarish 'Phantom Lady', and the downright spellbinding Gene Tierney in the downright shocking 'Leave Her To Heaven' from 1945, which sees her... well... you'll hear all abou...more

  • Episode 24: I Write With A Goose Quill, Dipped In Venom

    Dec 01 2014

    This week Adam pays a musical tribute to a very nice email, challenges a listener to go 'Full-Lugosi' and take the "You have failed, Monk!" challenge!Also, a shameless glimpse at this year's Good Podcasts Awards, which turned up a rather nice surprise.Furthermore, who knew that Lanolin could be employed so well as a lyric, that Winston Cigarettes could come up with such a happy-clappy jingle, or that Adam could be so ta...more

  • Episode 23: You Have Failed, Monk!

    Nov 24 2014

    In this week's episode... LEARN all about Adam's aversion to Wella-Hella-Hellas!TAKE a chill pill with Walt and Phil!REALISE the advertising magic of using a bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-buhh-bu-bum in your commercial!GAWP at Bela Lugosi's crazy inventions in the 1939 horror 'The Phantom Creeps' and marvel at the ineptitude of bald robots with eyebrows, magic meteorites, paralysis spiders, and the wisdom of using ex-convicts na...more

  • Episode 22: What Did Danny Do?

    Nov 18 2014

    In this week's episode, Adam jive-talks some relationship advice, tries to ascertain the exact type of coconut oil used in Fitch's Shampoo, throws out an entire collection of high-octane 1980's-style high-five-age, and lets you in on exactly which type of song gets him in the mood for cigarettes, as well as news of the Christmas Special, coming soon...This week's reviews are MGM's experimental murder thriller 'Night Must Fal...more

  • Episode 20: The Man Who Disappeared

    Aug 06 2014

    And with that, we arrive 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 ...more

  • Episode 19: Big Shots!

    Jul 22 2014

    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 on 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...more

  • Episode 18: Heavenly Creatures

    Jul 15 2014

    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 an...more

  • Episode 17: Who Is Number Fifteen?

    Jul 08 2014

    Welcome back, everyone!Forget your contemporary pop stars, 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 inappr...more

  • Episode 15: They're Here!

    May 28 2014

    SHOCK! Marvel to the sound of an increasingly drunk Basil Rathbone!RELAX! At last, a solution to the ever-increasing “Dirty Window Sash” epidemic!FEAST! Luxuriate in reviews of four classic science-fiction movies, including ‘The Man Who Changed His Mind’, ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’, ‘Invisible Agent’, and ‘The Trollenberg Terror’… actually make that three classic movies…!SYMPATHISE! Realise the trauma of speaking to Ad...more

  • Episode 14: Obsession

    May 20 2014

    We've had some great... if... mystifying messages...?Is anyone in the market for a NEW car?Adam reviews 'The Body Snatcher', 'The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse' - yes, you read that correctly - 'The Saint's Vacation', and one of Adam's favourite films of all time: 'Obsession' from 1949, starring the breathtaking Sally Gray.This week's radio play is from The Screen Guild Theatre, and Adam has actually gone out shopping for this...more

  • Episode 13: I Wish You Were Dead, Old Man

    May 13 2014

    This week's episode is a horrifying affair, with reviews of 'Captive Wild Woman' (which may be the best film Adam's ever seen...), 'The Man They Could Not Hang', 'Supernatural', and the superlative British horror 'Dead Of Night' featuring suicidal golfers, creepy children, rooms within mirrors, and sinister dummies...Also featured are adverts that will help you towards your natural "regularity", and provide the answer to the...more

  • No Strings

    May 06 2014

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  • The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship

    Apr 01 2014

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  • Buckets Of Blood

    Mar 25 2014

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  • Dear Friend...

    Mar 18 2014

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  • The New Adventures

    Mar 11 2014

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  • Angels With Dirty Faces

    Feb 19 2014

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  • It Happened One Night

    Feb 10 2014

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  • Night Has A Thousand Eyes

    Feb 03 2014

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  • The Brighton Strangler

    Jan 27 2014

    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