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The Hundredth Episode!

It’s a very special CENTENARY EDITION of Attaboy Clarence!

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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 Darnell LIVE IN PERSON!

…hear the Top 5 ads that kicked the advertising obsession off, PLUS we’ll dust off an old friend in order to make it through a lulu of a bra advert!

…hear the song that HUMPHREY’s covering these days!

SOOKIE’s on hand with her own tribute…

…and for the first time, a review of a movie that isn’t an actual review…

It’s all here in this very special HUNDREDTH EDITION OF ATTABOY CLARENCE! Can you believe we made it?

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Poison Ivy

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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…

Radio entertainment comes from Radio’s Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills…

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Episode 92: Come On, Inn

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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!

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Episode 89: Murder On The Air

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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 Attaboy Clarence!

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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...

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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...

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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 79: Time To Kill

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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 Weird Sisters' from 1948, and the time-travelling noir thriller, 'Repeat Performance' from 1947...

Radio entertainment comes this week from Suspense...

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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 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 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 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 33: The Worst of The Best

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-less Hardy being stalked by a lovesick elephant, and Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill in the worst film ever reviewed on this podcast!

Radio entertainment finds us in the company of a sinister doctor played by one of horror's greats, as we journey into "Radio's Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills" once more...

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Films mentioned in this show: The Mystery Of Mr Wong (1939), Zenobia (1939), The Gorilla (1939)

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Episode 25: A Wicked Woman

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 about it in this week's Attaboy Clarence!

This week's slice of radio stars another "bad gal" in the shape of Barbara Stanwyck, and the winer of the Universal Monsters Bluray Boxset is announced. Will it be you? Probably not as I only have one to give, but how's about an iTunes review anyway? You can do so here

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Episode 22: What Did Danny Do?

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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 Fall' from 1937, starring a very "oirish" Robert Montgomery, and 'They Drive By Night', a dark little British noir thriller from 1938, starring Ernest Thesiger as an impeccably-accented serial killer.

This weeks radio offering is from "Radio's Outstanding Theatre Of Thrills"

If you'd like to get involved with the Christmas Special, email your greetings to adam@attaboyclarence.com

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