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Episode 88: All About Myrna

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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 (1938), and Libeled Lady (1936).

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre AND Suspense...

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Episode 87: Hoods In The Woods

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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! And the worst plan ever! And... you'll see...

Radio entertainment this week comes from Suspense

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Episode 86: Gumshoes And Gentlemen

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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 Melvyn Douglas, and 1938's 'The Baroness And The Butler' starring William Powell and Annabella!

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theater

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Episode 85: CENSORED

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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 entertainment comes from The Screen Director's Playhouse

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Episode 84: Look At The Stars

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In this week’s episode…

MUSIC from Doris Day, Billie Holiday and Jimmy Dorsey!

Reviews of two movies! A lesser-seen Universal Horror movie starring the Queen Of Camp and The Master Of Lumbering! And a romantic comedy featuring a war between astronomy and astrology starring William Powell and Hedy Lamarr!

ALSO…

How do you advertise oil by talking about outdoor clothing?

Who has a name that feels like ice-cream for the soul?

What ranks as “10” on the Doggie Compliment Scale?

What does the newest member of the Canterbury Pantheon sound like?

How on earth do you enter the new competition to win a book full of classic movie star posters?

The answers are all inside the new episode of Attaboy Clarence, so come on in and find out...

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Episode 83: The Same Procedure As Every Year

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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 1963.

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The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special 2017

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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!

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Episode 81: What, Ho!

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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?

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Episode 80: My Fair Girl

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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 early Audrey Hepburn, 1951's 'One Wild Oat, and 1952's 'Secret People'...

Radio entertainment this week is very unorthodox...

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Episode 78: Revenge Of The Klaxon

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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!

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Episode 77: Cary Grant-arama

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 inimitable Mr. Cary Grant. One is perhaps the romantic movie ever made (and reviewed in the most shamelessly romantic way possible), and the other features our hero as courtesan to a teenage girl (although it's not as weird as it sounds...)

It's all here as we embark upon Episode 77 of Attaboy Clarence!

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Episode 76: Brave Men

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 from Adam's past...

PLUS another new competition that'll give one lucky winner a chance to own an instant bundle of RKO B-Movie classics!

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen DIrector's Playhouse

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Episode 75: In A Windblown Sort Of Way

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 Cagney competition for you to enter...

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Screen Director's Playhouse.

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Episode 73: Jackpot Crackpot

Welcome back to Attaboy Clarence, now with a decided Calypso flavour...

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

Fumble for answers in The Question Pot!

Thrill to FOUR reviews this time, featuring a very British murder in a very public place, a French waiter trying to save a girl from her psychopathic husband, James Stewart and the pitfalls of being lucky, and James Mason as a murderer who goes caravanning...

Music this week is from Sir Lancelot and Fats Pichon, while radio entertainment comes courtesy of the Screen Director's Playhouse, which features a very special guest star...

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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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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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