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Lighter Than Air

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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 Attaboy Clarence!

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Episode 90: Auf Wiedersehen

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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 entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre

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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 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 77.5 - My Kingdom For A Dram!

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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...

Radio entertainment comes this week from Lux Radio Theatre

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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 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 44: The Girl In The Pasture

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' (1946), and 'The Quiet Man' (1952), along with a double bill of her radio appearances, from 'Suspense', and 'The Lux Radio Theatre'.

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Episode 38: Good Lawd!

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.

Radio entertainment this week comes from the Lux Radio Theatre, in a very biblical adaptation, starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr.

ALSO WITH ADDED Mentalfloss! Podcast Awards! 1980's High Fives! Machine-Gun-Canterburys!

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

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 one of cinema's true greats.

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Here's a link to the radio spinoff series I mentioned at the end of the show

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Episode 26: Attaboy, Clarence

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 a review of Adam's favourite movie of all time, but a radio adaptation, brought to you by Lux, and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed in their original roles.

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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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It Happened One Night

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Happy Valentine's Day! It's Episode 4, Adam's lucky number?

Thrill to Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in that vampire film... what's it called again? Hear the greatest line of movie dialogue Adam's heard all week, and what is the Baz in Baz Luhrmann actually short for?

Enter the competition to win the perfect Valentine's present, and hear reviews of Alfred Hitchcock's often overlooked masterpiece, 'Foreign Correspondent' and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classic, 'Shall We Dance?".

This week's radio presentation is from the Lux Radio Theatre: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's 'It Happened One Night'.

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Review: Foreign Correspondent

Feature: The Ten Best Classic Romance Movies

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