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Rhubarb (1951)

Passed  -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  8 February 1952 (France)
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Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Eric Yeager
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Polly Sickles
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Thaddeus J. Banner
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Len Sickles
Elsie Holmes ...
Myra Banner
Taylor Holmes ...
P. Duncan Munk
Willard Waterman ...
Orlando Dill
Henry Slate ...
Dud Logan
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Ogelthorpe 'Oggie' Meadows (as James W. Griffith)
Jim Hayward ...
Doom
Donald MacBride ...
Pheeny
Hal K. Dawson ...
Mr. Fisher
Orangey ...
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Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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cat | baseball | feral cat | golf ball | golf | See more »

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The Story of the Millionaire Tomcat ... who inherits a big-league ball team! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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8 February 1952 (France)  »

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Aj, som katten  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fourteen different cats portrayed Rhubarb at different points in the film. Each cat was trained to do a different trick. Three of the most identical cats appeared in the courtroom scene where Polly Sickles has to choose which one is the real Rhubarb. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the opening sequence, when Rhubarb is pursuing the fleeing dog past a shop, the film is clearly reversed - the word "Furniture" over the shop front is mirrored, as is the wording on the mailbox. See more »

Quotes

Ball Player: A Rhubarb. It's a donnybrook... a dust-up...
Eric Yeager: [takes phone] Lady, you know what happens at a sale, when two women get hold of the same dress? THAT's a Rhubarb!
[slams phone down]
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Crazy Credits

The opening cast list ends: "and introducing the newest addition to Hollywood's great galaxy of stars -- that dynamic, exciting, scintillating personality RHUBARB (by special arrangement with the S.P.C.A.) ...A.H.A. Y.M.C.A. U.C.L.A. B.P.O.E. R.F.C.)" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Comedy of Terrors (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

FRIENDLY FINANCE COMPANY
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by chorus in parody TV commercial
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User Reviews

Rhubarb v. Batman
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite movies growing up. My office has about about a two foot camel as you walk in and I named him Rhubarb, and have all my employees "pat" him on the head for good luck. I have to tell the story of Rhubarb to everyone because it seems NO ONE has ever seen this movie. There is a line in the first Batman movie where the joker says "Don't pat another man's Rhubarb"; though it doesn't seem anyone online knows where the phrase comes. In fact you can find many sites that quote that line with the explanation that Rhubarb means genitals! Maybe sometime in the near future this lost treasure will be available on DVD. Its also interesting to see a VERY young Lenard Nemoy as one of the baseball players. I think he may have one or two lines in the whole movie.


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