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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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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 ...
Rhubarb
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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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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

At the end of the movie Paul Douglas has a cameo appearance with the line: "A litter from three wives...", a reference to his film A Letter to Three Wives (1949). 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

Eric Yeager: [to Rhubarb] Now listen ya lug, you're in the chips now, the blue chips. So stop acting like a goon squad. This is an okay dame. She doesn't want a nickel of your dough.
[to Polly]
Eric Yeager: stroke him very gently on his head.
Polly Sickles: Why, he doesn't even hiss.
Eric Yeager: You're now a member of the club.
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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 »

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IT'S A PRIV'LEGE TO LIVE IN BROOKLYN
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by cast
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User Reviews

screwball comedy--poking fun at baseball, superstition, and New York vs. Brooklyn
19 September 1998 | by (SF Bay Area) – See all my reviews

The movie is great fun. However, younger viewers, i.e Gen-Xers may not get some of the references. The plot is about a lovable but crusty industrialist, T. J. Banner, who finds a even more crustier cat which he names Rhubarb. When the man dies, six years later, he lives his fortune and baseball team, the Brookln Loons, to Rhubarb. Ray Milland plays the dead man's attorney Eric Yeager who is assigned as guardian to the the cat. The team resist the idea of being owned by the cat until Yeager convinces them that the cat is a good luck charm. Complicating matters is the late owner's daughter who was left with nothing and Yeager's fiancee, who is the teams manager's daughter, Polly Sickles, played by Jan Sterling, who is allergic to Rhubarb. This condition prevents the couple from marrying.

This movie is a skewed window on a bygone era. What I found amusing is that a TV broadcast broke away from a game during play for a commercial. Something I've never seen. Polly's reaction was no doubt standard for fans of that era.

Watch for the ending where Sterling's real-life husband, Paul Douglas, is sitting at a park bench, as Sterling, Milland, and Rhubarb walk by.


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