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Episode 72: Ida The Incredible

In this week's show...

Let's forget all about the old cannibalism and torture and necrophilia and incest for a moment shall we, and concentrate on the happy-go-lucky BLOOD CRISIS!!

The Question Pot throws up a very interesting William Powell related query...

The Caseite Jingle arrives to haunt our dreams...

There's more 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'

And this week's reviews are dedicated to one of classic cinema's true pioneers, a lady who shrugged off a studio suspension to focus her efforts on becoming a trailblazing director: Miss Ida Lupino.

We'll be shining a light on two of her most powerful and controversial films, 'Outrage' from 1950, and the nerve-shredding 'The Hitch-Hiker' from 1953.

Radio entertainment comes this week from 'Suspense'...

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Episode 71: The Man With The Dog

This week, the most bizarre ad EVER!

The Question Pot is once again open for business!

There's a ridiculously hard edition of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'

Reviews this week come courtesy of Humphrey Bogart's breakout hit, the dramatic consequences of a one-night-stand, and a silent screen star's star turn in a very glossy wartime thriller...

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Guild Theatre.

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Go and take a look at 'The Dark Pages'

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Episode 70: Whole Lotta Lockwood

It's the 70th, and therefore PLATINUM edition of 'Attaboy Clarence'!

To celebrate, we'll listen to a very confusing advertisement, plus test our strength with Cheerios!

PLUS another round of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'

The Question Pot throws up another handful of conundrums...

We'll also unveil the winner of the Val Lewton competition...

This week's movies all star that most dazzling of British actresses, Margaret Lockwood, and include a newlywed bride harbouring a dark secret, a nurse who just can't seem to stop being tried for murder, and a blind girl in peril...

Radio entertainment comes this week from the Lux Radio Theatre.

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Episode 69: Here's To You, Mr Robinson

In this week's episode...

HOW MANY adjectives does it take to describe a record player?

We talk NUN-sense, RELAXATION and GANGSTER NURSES in the QUESTION POT!

There's another HOLLYWOOD LEGEND for you to identify...

PLUS...

Reviews of three incredible Golden Age movies, including a very subversive British thriller, a remarkably tender Edward G. Robinson movie, and a starring performance from The Wizard Of Oz himself...

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of Suspense!

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Episode 68: Can't Lose

Attaboy Clarence is back!

In this episode, Thank Yous, Canterburys, Bulletins and more questions from the Question Pot!

PLUS...

Another game of 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?'!

Sookie muses on her Christmas!

Competition time!

Reviews of three movies featuring octopus villains, eternal youth and a con man with a heart of gold!

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

This week, who on earth can fit eight great tomatoes into an itty-bitty can?

Apart from that, The Question Pot throws up a new assortment of queries...

Is it Clippercraft, or Clippercrap?

The Julio Iglesias-flavoured email song is back!

Sookie has a birthday wish!

We play 'Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?' again...

PLUS, we're looking at three more movies, 'Our Vines Have Tender Grapes' (a film with a title you have to give twice, EVERY TIME!), 'Over The Garden Wall' (Romeo & Juliet meets 1930's Britain), and the quintessential screwball comedy classic 'Bringing Up Baby'.

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre

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Episode 66: Mermaids And Dog Parades

This week, there's a new game in town, as well as an all new (very overactive) catchphrase!

PLUS...

The reviews are over to you...

And hear about a trio of very curious movies in which you'll find a lovesick mermaid, a David-Lynchian parade of dogs, and a superhero with the worst super-power you've ever heard of!

It's all here, so dive on into Episode 66!

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Episode 65: Hidden Treasures

This time round...

THANK YOUs fly to some very special people, including the proprietor of the greatest hair salon on Earth, which features as part of its decor 'THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER!', automatically earning the greatest soft-rock "Canterbury!" yet...

PLUS... the happiest cigarette song ever sung!

New questions are PLUCKED from The Question Pot!

BE A REVIEWER for The Attaboy Clarence Podcast by watching terrible films and telling the world about them!

And hear all about three films that were lost, and then rediscovered, including a creaky drama starring Madeleine Carroll, a British sea-side noir thriller starring Peter Lorre, and a very peculiar silent film starring 'The First Lady Of Radio', Arlene Francis!

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of a classic quiz show!

Welcome to Episode 65!

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Episode 64: Capracorn

This week, we're celebrating one of the Golden Age's greatest directors, and Columbia's saviour, Mr Frank Capra, with a look at three of his finest films...

Also...

HEAR an ad that features a song that doesn't rhyme!

ROCK WITH LAUGHTER at America's "funniest" comedy duo (?)...

DISCOVER why the great financial crisis happened...

...and much more!

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Episode 63: Pre-Code Gals

Hitch up your skirts, and put on your high heels, because this week, we're off to the forbidden land of Pre-Code cinema, to look at a trio of lesser-known films starring some remarkable women...

Betty Compson plays a principled prostitute who comes between a father and son in 'The Lady Refuses' (1931). Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman play a pair of determined New York escorts looking for the real thing in 'Girls About Town' (1931), and Alice Brady plays the mother from hell to Maureen O'Sullivan's fresh-faced dancer in 'Stage Mother' (1933).

There's also a raft of thank yous, a few liberally distributed Canterburys (including a brand new Barack Obama flavoured version...), plus The Question Pot throws up three more echoey enquiries...

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, and their adaptation of a notorious Pre-Code classic.

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Episode 62: The Silly Story

This week, see what happens when scientists apply themselves to the task of advertising...

PLUS...

...HELP(?) is provided to a listener who is addicted to the Question Pot song...

...NEWS of an upcoming THIRD show...

...HEAR the films that are an instant turnoff...

...followed by a concise guide to one of the most revered and respected animation series of all time, Walt Disney's laboratory of animation technique, the Silly Symphonies, which were the genesis of much of Disney's success...

aking of which, radio entertainment comes courtesy of Walt Disney himself...

PLUS...

...the competition winner is announced...

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Episode 61: Mysteries...

This time The Question Pot overfloweth, hear of how to prepare noodles like granny used to make, AND my condolences to those of you with "L & M"...

Also...

...Journey in to a mysterious realm of real-world mysteries on film, with reviews of 1924's 'Waxworks', 1956's 'Anastasia', and 1934's 'The Secret Of The Loch'; Golden Age movies based on real life legends, and hear of the weird folklore behind them all...

PLUS, it's competition time again. Join in and solve a mystery in order to win a bumper pack of very mysterious prizes...

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of 'Suspense'.

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Episode 60: Birthdays And Grand Dames

This week, it's a celebration bonanza, with birthdays and anniversaries all over the place, including this, the Diamond jubilee of 'Attaboy Clarence'!

PLUS...

Cookie Man runs out of lyrics...

Jello Chocolate Pudding just like grandmother used to make (shudder...)...

The Question Pot overflows...

Sookie runs through her modelling plans...

...and this week's reviews are dedicated to a trio of films from the Grand Dame of Hollywood herself, Olivia De Havilland, including 'The Dark Mirror', 'Libel', and 'Call It A Day'.

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of The Screen Director's Playhouse

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Episode 59: Old School

This week, the SECRET of how to save yourself from drowning (by drinking a what?)...

The Top 10 "THAT GUYS/GALS"...

Find out which five movies Adam would choose to take to a DESERT ISLAND...

PIMPLE fun!

AND reviews on a very scholarly theme, as we take a trip back to school for a pair of Golden Age school movies that are very much worth your time; 1938's 'A Yank At Oxford', and 1940's 'Tom Brown's School Days'.

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Guild Theatre, who present a very special story starring a very special guest...

Also, let prizes be drawn, and let prizes be announced!

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Episode 58: Intermezzo

This week, it's competition time, and entering couldn't be simpler! Listen on for details, as well as news of the upcoming patron prizes...

Also...

How about a completely ridiculous summer drink? And whoever heard of a blue tiger?

Questions are plucked from the question pot, PLUS hear all the wonderful words of wisdom from the YouTube channel that Adam was completely unaware of...

As for movies, this week is devoted entirely to just one masterpiece, the movie that brought Ingrid Bergman to Hollywood; 1939's 'Intermezzo'

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre

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Episode 57: Shadows Of Hitchcock

This week, HEAR the way that cars should be sold!

THRILL to some doctors advice regarding laxatives!

LISTEN to reviews of two films directly inspired by the "Master Of Suspense", Alfred Hitchcock; 'Non-Stop New York' starring Adam's new crush, Anna Lee (floaty music), and 'Night Train To Munich' starring the irrepressible duo, Charters and Caldicott!

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen Director's Playhouse, a very interestingly cast version of Hitchcock's personal favourite movie...

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Episode 56: Curses

This week's accursed offering comes courtesy of Schaefer Beer, when one drink is never enough!

There are thank yous to dish out! Questions clanking their way into The Question Pot! A very perplexing piece of advice concerning Salem (?)

AND...

...reviews of two extremely fine "cursed" films, 1957's 'Curse Of The Demon', and 1944's 'The Curse Of The Cat People'...

Radio entertainment comes courtesy of 'Escape'

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Episode 55: Murder By Gaslight

To celebrate Episode 55, how about we find out which movie was the highest grossing of 1955. The answer may surprise you...

There's Popsicles, okaysicle? 

Sookie returns at the behest of of a listener!

The Question Pot throws up some very interesting posers!

And reviews this week include a movie that badly wanted to be a Hitchcock film, and an incredibly dark British thriller from 1940 that MGM tried their best to destroy!

Radio entertainment this week comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, and Ingrid Bergman.

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Episode 54: Sci-Fi, So Good

It's a cosmic return for the Attaboy Clarence podcast as the hiatus ends, and a new, weekly, and most definitely un-improved show returns!

This week, milestones have been hit, and there's a new section, the shiny new Question Pot! Throw a question into it, won't you...

ALSO...

Hear Ricey-something being sold via the use of sound effects, and hear the classiest ode to alcoholism ever!

Hear reviews of a gangster movie starring Mrs Danvers, and the most preposterous science-fiction film ever made... PLUS, radio entertainment comes courtesy of the fabulous X-Minus-One, and a chillingly accurate tale of the future...

It's all here, so strap yourselves in for the new weekly show!

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Episode 53: The French Girl

A bittersweet episode this week...

On one hand, a celebration of a true Golden Age legend, the divine Miss Claudette Colbert with reviews of four of her classic performances, and a radio performance not to be missed!

On the other hand, this is a brief farewell, as Adam disappears back into the Secret History of Hollywood.

Attaboy Clarence will return in a few weeks time, but for now, strap on some flavoured laxatives, draw your Canterburys, sing your emails and join me, won't you, for Episode 53: The French Girl...

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