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The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock - Part 1

2015-03-31 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 5s

In the 1920's, Alfred Hitchcock, the son of a shopkeeper, embarked on a career in the fledgling movie industry, and things were never the same again.

From silence to sound, from monochrome to colour, from cinema to television, no other film director would stake such a large claim to entertainment in the twentieth century. In this special series of episodes, hear all about Hitchcock's beginnings, his triumphs and failures, the battles that raged behind the scenes, the people that helped him become the most iconic director of all time, and the darkness inside him that emerged from time to time to cause damage to himself and to those closest to him...

 

Part 2 of 'The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock' is in the works, and will be released in Summer 2015.

You can also subscribe to the weekly show, 'Attaboy Clarence' for more insights into the Golden Age of cinema. Find it here or by searching in iTunes or your pod-catcher app of choice.

Email: adam@thesecrethistoryofhollywood.com

Twitter: @moviehistories

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Episode 30: Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?

2015-02-10 :: Attaboy Clarence

We're off to merry old Blighty this week, as Adam takes you on a tour of three films from his neck of the woods, Carry On Nurse (1959), (a Carry On film that's actually good!), Green For Danger (1946), a befuddlingly wonderful murder mystery starring the magnificent Alastair Sim, and The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936), an H. G. Wells' penned fantasy about a meek shop assistant who becomes a God!

There's news from the specials front, as Adam splits the podcast into two, advice on how to avoid useless (w)rapping, and a foghorn that shouts about your body odour.

No, really...

Radio entertainment this week comes courtesy of a British comedy institution, so sit back, relax and pray silence for Attaboy Clarence, episode the thirtieth!

You can find 'The Secret History Of Hollywood' in iTunes right here

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Episode 29: This Is Getting Serial...

2015-02-03 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

In this, the 29th incarnation of Attaboy Clarence, we're descending into the grim domain of the serial killer...

Adam brings you three early examples of serial-killer-thrillers in classic cinema, 'Lured' a glossy affair from 1947, 'The Spiral Staircase', a shadowy horror from 1946, and the nightmarish German classic, 'M' from 1931.

Radio entertainment comes in the form of two classic thrillers from Suspense and The Screen Director's Playhouse.

Also, listen as a man in a chamber pot tries to talk up the glamorous side of washing the dishes, and we indulge in a round-the-world quiz, courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

Let the good times roll!

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Episode 28: The Con Is On!

2015-01-26 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

In this subterfuge-laden episode, listen as Adam brings you the latest headlines, news of the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock special, mends a terrible wrong, and brings you reviews of three movies from the Golden Age that had con-artists at their heart; Preston Sturges' 'The Lady Eve' (1941), Frank Capra's 'Lady For A Day' (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's finest hour, 'Trouble In Paradise' (1932).

Radio goodness this week comes courtesy of the Lux Radio Theatre, who this time around have a guest producer...

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The Attaboy Clarence Christmas Special

2014-12-22 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

Join Adam for a show filled to the brim with Yuletide cheer, festive fun and Christmas spirit, as we draw 2014 to a close with the help of special guests Boris Karloff, Lauren Bacall, Dean Martin, Basil Rathbone, Frank Sinatra, The Muppets, Humphrey Bogart, Nigel Bruce, John Barrymore, Rudy Vallee, Nat King Cole, Orson Welles, Michael Caine, Bing Crosby and The Brighton Strangler... 

Also, THRILL to the most homoerotic car advert of all time, LEARN how to get the smoothest kisser for those mistletoe moments, RIDE along with a Christmas detective adventure and BE APPALLED as Humphrey arrives at a neighbour's house, only to find himself face to face with Mr White Christmas himself, in a horrifying recreation of one of the most awkward Christmas songs of all time...

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Episode 26: Attaboy, Clarence

2014-12-15 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

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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Episode 25: A Wicked Woman

2014-12-08 :: Attaboy Clarence

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 24: I Write With A Goose Quill, Dipped In Venom

2014-12-01 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

This week Adam pays a musical tribute to a very nice email, challenges a listener to go 'Full-Lugosi' and take the "You have failed, Monk!" challenge!

Also, a shameless glimpse at this year's Good Podcasts Awards, which turned up a rather nice surprise.

Furthermore, who knew that Lanolin could be employed so well as a lyric, that Winston Cigarettes could come up with such a happy-clappy jingle, or that Adam could be so taken by verbose bartenders in old movies?

The hero of this week's show is the fabulous Mr Clifton Webb, Hollywood's go-to withering wit. Hear all about his two biggest roles, in that of Otto Preminger's 1944 noir-mystery classic 'Laura', and in the 1948 comedy sensation 'Sitting Pretty'.

This week's radio offering is from the Lux Radio Theatre, and keep listening to hear how you can win this week's prize, a Bluray boxset filled with Universal Monsters...

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Episode 23: You Have Failed, Monk!

2014-11-24 :: Attaboy Clarence

In this week's episode... 

LEARN all about Adam's aversion to Wella-Hella-Hellas!

TAKE a chill pill with Walt and Phil!

REALISE the advertising magic of using a bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-buhh-bu-bum in your commercial!

GAWP at Bela Lugosi's crazy inventions in the 1939 horror 'The Phantom Creeps' and marvel at the ineptitude of bald robots with eyebrows, magic meteorites, paralysis spiders, and the wisdom of using ex-convicts named Monk to adjust your invisibility belts!

THRILL to a review of the film that could quite easily be mistaken for a piece of Frank-Capra-Corn, the utterly delightful 'It Happened Tomorrow' and...

GUESS the secret word, as we join Groucho Marx in this week's slice of classic radio, the most popular radio quiz of its day, the astonishingly wonderful 'You Bet Your Life'

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Episode 22: What Did Danny Do?

2014-11-18 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

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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A Universe Of Horrors - Part 2

2014-11-13 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 3s

The story of Universal Studios' horror movies is the story of cinema itself. Universal were there at the beginning, being one of the first studios to make Hollywood its home, and more than any other studio, took the horror movie to its heart.

In this special episode, hear the stories of how Universal Studios came to be, of Lon Chaney and his son, of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and genius director James Whale. Of creature designer and make-up king, Jack Pierce, of Gloria Stuart, Claude Rains, of Evelyn "Queen Of The Screamers" Ankers, the Laemmle empire, and of every Universal Horror movie from Hollywood's Golden Age...

In Part 2, pick up the story of the Chaney legacy, the birth of the "Creature Feature", the second wave of horror that swept through the forties, of "The Queen Of The Screamers", of legendary hellraiser John Barrymore, and of the last of the great Universal monsters...

You can find Part 1 of 'A Universe Of Horrors' here

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A Universe Of Horrors - Part 1

2014-11-02 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 3s

The story of Universal Studios' horror movies is the story of cinema itself. Universal were there at the beginning, being one of the first studios to make Hollywood its home, and more than any other studio, took the horror movie to its heart.

In this special episode, hear the stories of how Universal Studios came to be, of Lon Chaney and his son, of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and genius director James Whale. Of creature designer and make-up king, Jack Pierce, of Gloria Stuart, Claude Rains, of Evelyn "Queen Of The Screamers" Ankers, the Laemmle empire, and of every Universal Horror movie from Hollywood's Golden Age...

In Part 1, hear the story of Universal's beginnings, of the war between Carl Laemmle and Thomas Edison, of the world's first movie star, The Biograph Girl, of Lon Chaney, the rise of the horror movie, and the birth of two stars who would dominate the horror genre for decades to come.

You can find Part 2 of 'A Universe Of Horrors' here

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Universal Horror: Classic Movie Archive [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] £9.74 Starring David Manners, Bela Lugosi, Boris Korloff Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] [1931] [Region Free] £27.90 Starring Boris Karloff, Claude Rains, Julie Adams, Susanna Foster, Lon Chaney Jr …

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Episode 20: The Man Who Disappeared

2014-08-06 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

And with that, we arrive at Episode Roaring 20!

IGNITE the flames of passion as Adam douses you in the passionate fumes of the sexiest advert ever produced!

COOL thyself with the (snore) droning tones of (zzzz) an instant buzzkill… but try not to fall asleep on your keyboarddddddddddddmkgbjnkogyuhilp,;.l;.//;

DELIGHT in this week’s animated Film Club choice, a riotous lampoon of Hollywood’s legends!

FROWN at the dulcet tones of Humphrey (Hamfwey) as he regales you with the most recent songs of BBC Radio 2!

JOLT into life as the Sexist Advertisement Klaxon reminds all lonely spinsters to keep themselves clean!

CRINGE as a “reliable source” tells lies that would make Pinocchio’s nose grow to the size of a vaulter’s pole.

REJOICE in the fact that a largely forgotten Hollywood legend is being given his dues, and hear reviews of four of his movies!

ALSO, find out who has been triumphant in the piratical competition that will net its victor a trio of prizes!

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Episode 19: Big Shots!

2014-07-22 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

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…!

REVIEW The Attaboy Clarence Podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, or anywhere else you prefer, to gain Adam’s eternal, undying, and sometimes unwanted respect!

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Episode 18: Heavenly Creatures

2014-07-15 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 2s

This week, we’re in the arms of the angels….

Movieland was obsessed with them in the 1940’s, so we take a closer look at three prime examples of the afterlife, as seen in the movies ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’, ‘The Bishop’s Wife’, and ‘Here Comes Mr Jordan’.

We’ll hear an urbane reaction to the first Film Club choice, as well as details of the newest addition.

Vintage adverts come in the form of Skelly Men, Golden Whistles and Pepsi Cola (“Quiet, Kay”)

The radio play was just too hard to decide upon this week, which led Adam to make a drastic decision…

…and REVEALED! The name and subject of the next special, due in just a few episodes time…

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Episode 17: Who Is Number Fifteen?

2014-07-08 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

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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Episode 16 - SPECIAL: Hunting Witches With Walt Disney

2014-07-01 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 2s

Episode 16 - SPECIAL: Hunting Witches With Walt Disney

Once upon a time, Hollywood went to war with itself. 

In the mid-1930’s, Communism began to find its way into the film capital of the world, and over the next two decades, it tore the glamorous world of Tinseltown apart.

The story of the Red Scare in Hollywood, that destroyed lives, allowed personal revenges to be taken, and changed the face of Hollywood forever, can be told through the stories of eight people. 

Some of the eight made it through unscathed, some were destroyed, but all were changed forever. 

But what was the Communist Scare, and why was it so terrifying to Americans in the 40's and 50's? 

In this special episode of Attaboy Clarence, hear the epic story of how Red Fear came to Hollywood through the multi-layered stories of Budd Schulberg, Elia Kazan, John Garfield, Dorothy Comingore, Edward Dymytryk, Dalton Trumbo, Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart.

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Episode 15: They're Here!

2014-05-28 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

SHOCK! Marvel to the sound of an increasingly drunk Basil Rathbone!

RELAX! At last, a solution to the ever-increasing “Dirty Window Sash” epidemic!

FEAST! Luxuriate in reviews of four classic science-fiction movies, including ‘The Man Who Changed His Mind’, ‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’, ‘Invisible Agent’, and ‘The Trollenberg Terror’… actually make that three classic movies…!

SYMPATHISE! Realise the trauma of speaking to Adam’s father on the telephone!

THRILL! Turn the headphones up high and the lights down low, as Adam presents the original, unedited version of the Orson Welles’ notorious 1938 broadcast of ‘The War Of The Worlds’, the most infamous radio presentation of all time!

REJOICE! Find out who won last week’s competition!

REVIEW! Click a few buttons and leave a review on iTunes if you’ve enjoyed this show!

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Episode 14: Obsession

2014-05-20 :: Attaboy Clarence

We've had some great... if... mystifying messages...?

Is anyone in the market for a NEW car?

Adam reviews 'The Body Snatcher', 'The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse' - yes, you read that correctly - 'The Saint's Vacation', and one of Adam's favourite films of all time: 'Obsession' from 1949, starring the breathtaking Sally Gray.

This week's radio play is from The Screen Guild Theatre, and Adam has actually gone out shopping for this week's competition prize. To enter is so very simple, and so very fun...

Also, details of the next Attaboy Clarence Special, which is coming up in a few weeks, and news of next week's radio play, perhaps the most infamous radio play of all time...

Turn the lights down low, and the headphones up high... and remember #sallygray

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Episode 13: I Wish You Were Dead, Old Man

2014-05-13 :: Attaboy Clarence

This week's episode is a horrifying affair, with reviews of 'Captive Wild Woman' (which may be the best film Adam's ever seen...), 'The Man They Could Not Hang', 'Supernatural', and the superlative British horror 'Dead Of Night' featuring suicidal golfers, creepy children, rooms within mirrors, and sinister dummies...

Also featured are adverts that will help you towards your natural "regularity", and provide the answer to the perennial question: "Why did so many soldiers die in army hospitals?". Dick Powell has the answer...

This week's radio play is a wickedly macabre tale from the marvellously dark radio series, 'Quiet Please', entitled 'The Thing On The Fourble Board'...

Turn the lights down low, and the headphones up high...

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Episode 12: No Strings

2014-05-06 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

It’s wonderful to be back with you after so many weeks! 

I have thanks and fistbumps-a-plenty to hand out, plus a new Hat-vert, and… what’s that noise? It kind of sounds like a Texas Bad Courtesy Wax On… or is that a Freshest Mad Hurts The Most Jackson…?

This week’s episode is dedicated to classic children’s movies, with reviews of ‘Hoppity Goes To Town’, ‘Fun and Fancy Free’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, and ‘Tom Thumb’.

The radio play this week is a dazzling adaptation of my favourite kids movie ever, featuring the original voice cast from the movie, and made with the blessing of its creator, perhaps the greatest producer of family entertainment in cinema history.

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Episode 11 - SPECIAL: Sex In Monochrome

2014-04-29 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 2s

Episode 11: SPECIAL - Sex In Monochrome

The Hollywood of the 30’s and 40’s is commonly known as The Golden Age of Hollywood, a time when foundations were built, techniques refined, and legends were born, but The Golden Age was built upon the bones of another generation; a liberal, free-spirited time when Hollywood creatively defied the censors, and let its imagination run free.

Sex was an integral part of film-making from the very beginning, appearing on film just a year after its inception, and remaining one of the most popular, and controversial subjects during the birth of cinema. 

In this special episode, we’ll take a look at some of the keystones of sex in cinema, the men and women who were the first sex symbols, and the tragic figures who were its first casualties. 

The sex. The lies. The films. The scandals. And the force that finally brought Hollywood to heel in the mid-thirties. 

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Films mentioned: 'Workers Leaving The Lumiere Factory in Lyon' (1895); 'Le Coucher De La Mariee' (1896); 'Bain de la Parisienne' (1897); 'La Puce' (1897); 'Apres la Bal' (1897); 'The Story of the Kelly Gang' (1906); 'A L'Ecu d'Or ou La Bonne Auberge' (1908); 'The Downward Path' (1900); 'The White Slave Traffic' (1910); 'The Last Victim of the White Slave Traffic' (1911); 'Dealer In Girls' (1912); 'Traffic in Souls' (1913); 'Damaged Goods' (1914); 'Child Bride' (1938); 'The Birth of a Nation' (1914); 'Inspiration' (1916); 'Purity' (1917); 'Hypocrites' (1915); 'A Free Ride' (1915); 'A Daughter of the Gods' (1916); 'Cleopatra' (1917); 'Anders Als Die Andern' (1919); 'Male and Female' (1919); 'Way Down East' (1920); 'The Queen Of Sheba' (1921); 'The Sheik' (1921); 'Manslaughter' (1922); 'The Ten Commandments' (1923); 'Ben-Hur' (1925); 'Flesh and the Devil' (1926); 'It' (1927); 'Wings' (1927); 'Hula' (1927); 'Our Dancing Daughters' (1928); 'A Girl In Every Port' (1928); 'Beggars Of Life' (1928); 'The Canary Murder Case' (1929); 'Pandora's Box' (1929); 'Diary of a Lost Girl' (1929); 'Overland Stage Raiders' (1938); 'The Jazz Singer' (1927); 'Hell's Angels' (1930); 'The Blue Angel' (1930); 'Morocco' (1930); 'Ingagi' (1930); 'The Divorcee' (1930); 'The Common Law' (1931); 'Dracula' (1931); 'A Free Soul' (1931); 'Illicit' (1931); 'Night Nurse' (1931); 'Madchen In Uniform' (1931); 'Mata Hari' (1931); 'The Public Enemy' (1931); 'Safe In Hell' (1931); 'Balinese Love' (1931); 'Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas' (1931); 'Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde' (1931); 'The Smiling Lieutenant' (1931); 'Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle' (1932); 'Polly Tix In Washington' (1932); 'Bird Of Paradise' (1932); 'Tarzan The Ape Man' (1932); 'The Sign Of The Cross' (1932); 'Call Her Savage' (1932); 'Red-Headed Woman' (1932); 'Trouble In Paradise' (1932); 'The Barbarian' (1933); 'Convention City' (1933); 'Gold Diggers of 1933' (1933); 'The Sin of Nora Moran' (1933); 'Queen Christina' (1933); 'Design For Living' (1933); 'The Story of Temple Drake' (1933); 'Ecstasy/Extase' (1933); 'Ladies They Talk About' (1933); 'Baby Face' (1933); 'Tarzan And His Mate' (1934)

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Episode 10: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship

2014-04-01 :: Attaboy Clarence

Episode 10: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship 

In this week's very Bogart affair, Adam finally compiles the Five Greatest Hat Adverts (or Hat-verts, if you will), and directs your attention to four Humphrey Bogart films that may have passed you by, including Bogart's only outing as a vampire, and a stone-cold classic first-person suspense thriller! 

This week's radio play features Bogart in perhaps his most iconic role. 

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The Attaboy Clarence Podcast will be on a very brief hiatus for a couple of weeks, while Adam works on Episode 11, another special documentary episode entitled 'Sex In Monochrome', but please stay subscribed and we'll be back with you as soon as we can. 

Thanks for subscribing, thanks for recommending, and thank you for coming back. 

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Episode 9: Buckets Of Blood

2014-03-25 :: Attaboy Clarence

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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Episode 8: Dear Friend...

2014-03-18 :: Attaboy Clarence

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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Episode 7: The New Adventures

2014-03-11 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 1s

Episode 7: The New Adventures...

This week's episode is a belt-buster, with reviews of 'Lucky Jordan', 'And Then There Were None', 'Charlie Chan In Egypt' and 'Bluebeard's Eighth Wife'.

Rita Cansino pops up in one of them, but which one? And who is she, anyway?

Thrill to not one, but two radio shows this week, as Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce get severely uncomfortable on 'The Uneasy Easy Chair', and share an early caper with 'The April Fools Day Adventure'.

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Episode 6 - SPECIAL: The Game Is Afoot

2014-03-07 :: Attaboy Clarence
Length: 2s

Episode 6: The Game Is Afoot

A full-length, documentary devoted to the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films and radio plays, featuring some of their greatest moments, and fascinating insights into the making of the definitive Sherlock Holmes movies.

What did The Hoxton Creeper have in common with Abraham Lincoln?

Who got top billing on The Hound of the Baskervilles, and why?

Who was Harry "The Henchman"?

Find out by listening...

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Episode 5: Angels With Dirty Faces

2014-02-19 :: Attaboy Clarence

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.

Links:

Eric Blore

It's Love I'm After

Stand-In

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Episode 4: It Happened One Night

2014-02-10 :: Attaboy Clarence

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'.

Links:

Review: Foreign Correspondent

Feature: The Ten Best Classic Romance Movies

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Episode 3: Night Has A Thousand Eyes

2014-02-03 :: Attaboy Clarence

In this week's show, Adam is revolted by Orson Welles' attempt at an Irish accent in 'The Lady From Shanghai', but manages to find two worse examples (if such a thing is possible). He tells Lon Chaney (a very unsuitable Dracula indeed) to man up, and directs your attention to a classic collection coming soon to Blu-Ray.
Reviews this week are 'Horror Island', 'Night Has A Thousand Eyes', 'The Devil-Doll' and the sublime Val Lewton production, 'The Leopard Man'.
Edward G. Robinson stars in this week's radio play, courtesy of the Screen Director's Playhouse.

Links:

Night Has A Thousand Eyes
The Devil-Doll
The Leopard Man
Horror Island
A Brief Look: The Screen Director's Playhouse

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Episode 2: The Brighton Strangler

2014-01-27 :: Attaboy Clarence

Adam fixes the sound, experiments with chamber pots, reviews 'Night Key', loses it completely whilst trying to describe the sheer brilliance of 'The Brighton Strangler' (CANTERBURY!), announces 'The Top 3 Most Disappointing Witticisms That Ever Happened... During A Sword Fight', thanks some special people, and brings you a very apt radio play.

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The Brighton Strangler

Night Key

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Episode 1: The Customers Like Murder

2014-01-21 :: Attaboy Clarence

In the first episode, Adam says "Hi" before presenting a classic episode of Suspense, and its star Roland Young.

Links: 

Bygone Heroes: Roland Young

Retrospective: The Lux Radio Theatre

Movie Reviews

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