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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...

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Episode 74: Chicken Soup

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.

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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 39: Jimmy The Gent

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 Killer', 1936's 'Great Guy', and 1941's 'The Strawberry Blonde'.

Radio entertainment comes this week in the form of a very suspenseful outing for Cagney, as he pays a visit to radio's outstanding theatre of thrills, plus we'll take a trip back to 1981, when Cagney and his best friend, Pat O'Brien, journeyed to England, and recounted the story of how they met.

ALSO: Some thank yous! A mailing list! An amicable split! AND find out what the next special will be, once Hitchcock Part 3 has been finished...

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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 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 Agatha Christie screen adaptations!

DISCOVER one of the most criminally overlooked Hollywood legends, a man who used every spare moment to take down the Nazis during World War II!

WIN not one, but THREE prizes, and all it takes is a little imagination…!

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Episode 17: Who Is Number Fifteen?

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 inappropriate radio show that a grammatically worrying “Just Right Sweet” sugar coated treat could possibly be linked to? 

Join The Attaboy Clarence Film Club and sound off, damn you.

PLUS, reviews of the nail-biting noir-thriller ‘The Woman In The Window’, the Cagney comedy ‘The Irish In Us’ ("O’HARA"), a horribly disappointing version of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Black Cat’ starring Basil Rathbone, and James Stewart’s first movie, ‘The Murder Man’.

The radio play this week is an intriguing slice of mystery and drama, entitled ‘Libel’, from the Lux Radio Theatre, so turn the volume up, and settle back in for the just right sweet return of The Attaboy Clarence Podcast!

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Buckets Of Blood

Episode 9: Buckets Of Blood

Adam shows you the most addictive advertisement you'll ever hear. You'll want it at your wedding. Also, listen to the true story of Francis Aiello, also known as "The Earl Of Warwick", but who was he?
Hear reviews of 'The Doorway To Hell', a hard-hitting gangster drama starring a baby-faced doctor; James Cagney and Joan Blondell at their con-artist best in 'Blonde Crazy'; and the film that ended Louise Brooks' Hollywood career, 'The Canary Murder Case'.

The radio play this week is from a groundbreaking, smash-hit, true-crime British radio show from 1949, a grisly tale that may be unsuitable for younger ears...

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Dear Friend...

Episode 8: “Dear Friend”

In this week’s episode, Adam reviews the movie that wanted to be ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’, or is that the other way around? 

Also, reviews of the mesmerising, racy and downright risqué ‘Footlight Parade’, featuring a human waterfall, and “underwater-cam” as well as the definitely-not-a-romantic-comedy ‘Merrily We Go To Hell’, and details of how to win a classic disaster movie on Bluray.

This week’s radio play is a romantic comedy classic from Ernst Lubitsch (who, quite frankly, needs a little rehabilitating after last week’s ‘Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife’).

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Angels With Dirty Faces

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Episode 5, you beautiful people!

Adam reviews 'Stand-In' and 'It's Love I'm After' both with Leslie Howard, and both from 1937. 

Also, get tough with Jimmy Cagney's 'Angels With Dirty Faces', and its bizarre sequel, 'Angels Wash Their Faces' starring a former president of the USA.

And just who the hell DID win the 'Son' and the 'Ghost' of Frankenstein?

There's more love for Eric Blore, a wonderful James Cagney radio play from the Lux Radio Theatre, and news of next week's extravaganza, dedicated to Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce's Sherlock Holmes series of films and radio plays.

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