In this week’s show…
There’s music from Bing Crosby, news about new podcasts, a special documentary, and a chance to grab yourself a copy of the fabulous noir publication, The Dark Pages!
Reviews are centred around two Pre-Code treats - one a Capra-esque light comedy about an ancient town founder suddenly finding himself muscled out by progress, and the other a tawdry tale of girl doing all she can to pull herself up out of the gutter.
Radio entertainment comes this week from the Lux Radio Theatre
To become a Co-Producer of these shows, and to gain instant access to hundreds more hours of classic movie tales sign up now at www.patreon.com/attaboysecret
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1:43:20In this episode of Attaboy Clarence...Film Festival news!Why on earth have a barbershop quartet taken to shaving fruit?Musical greatest from Glenn Miller and Louis Jordan!And a trio of reviews, featuring the "King Of Pre-Code", a dual-performance from a Warner Queen, and William Powell with rabies!Radio entertainment this time comes in a double-bill! We're taking care of a very special house-guest with Burns and Allen, and Bette Davis brings an intriguing premise to the air...To become a patron of the shows go too www.patreon.com/attaboysecret or CLICK HERE
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What's The Crime, Mr Wolfe?
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Goodnight, Mr Lloyd
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Stardust Over The Homestead
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The Little Grey Cellblocks
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