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Director:
Writers:
Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) and
Francis M. Cockrell (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
8 February 1952 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Story of the Millionaire Tomcat ... who inherits a big-league ball team! See more »
Plot:
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Purr-fectly enjoyable film See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Ray Milland ... Eric Yeager

Jan Sterling ... Polly Sickles

Gene Lockhart ... Thaddeus J. Banner

William Frawley ... Len Sickles
Elsie Holmes ... Myra Banner
Taylor Holmes ... P. Duncan Munk
Willard Waterman ... Orlando Dill
Henry Slate ... Dud Logan

James Griffith ... Ogelthorpe 'Oggie' Meadows (as James W. Griffith)
Jim Hayward ... Doom
Donald MacBride ... Pheeny
Hal K. Dawson ... Mr. Fisher
Orangey ... Rhubarb
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooks Benedict ... Dill's Lawyer #1 (uncredited)
Sedal Bennett ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Weather Forecaster (uncredited)

Billie Bird ... Mona Lizzie (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Police Radio Voice (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Emily Thompson (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Cadaver Jones (uncredited)
Herman Boden ... Photographer (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Woman with Dog (uncredited)
John Breen ... Western Union Boy (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dill's Lawyer #2 (uncredited)
Charles D. Campbell ... Announcer (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Mr. Seegle - Board Member (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Judge Loudermilk (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Dr. Henry J. Stillman (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Sporting Goods Store Customer (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Officer (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Bartender (uncredited)

Paul Douglas ... Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Pencil Louie's Driver (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Policeman in Garden (uncredited)
Frank Fiumara ... Ball Player (uncredited)
James Flavin ... O'Leary, Manhattan Police Chief (uncredited)
Howard Gardiner ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Adda Gleason ... Maid (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Golfer (uncredited)
Sandra Gould ... Housewife Bettor (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Mack Gray ... Suspect in Polo Coat in Line-Up (uncredited)
Don Haggerty ... Policeman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Detective (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Buck Harrington ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Hans Herbert ... Doctor (uncredited)
F. Herrick Herrick ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Golfer (uncredited)
Wally Hood ... Umpire (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Curtis Jarrett ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Dolly Jarvis ... Photographer (uncredited)
Richard Karlan ... Pencil Louie (uncredited)
Harold J. Kennedy ... Sporting Goods Salesman (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Michele Lange ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Grace Lenard ... Kitty (uncredited)
Arthur Lovejoy ... Minister (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Golfer (uncredited)

Strother Martin ... Michael 'Shorty' McGirk (uncredited)
Edwin Max ... Fish Eye (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Mr. Reese - Board Member (uncredited)
Stanley McKay ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
William Meader ... Photographer (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... Ball Player (uncredited)
Rex Moore ... Caddy (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Process Server (uncredited)

Leonard Nimoy ... Young Ball Player (uncredited)
Will Orleans ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Stanley Orr ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Ruth Packard ... Minister's Wife (uncredited)
Sam Pierce ... Barber (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Henchman (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Katie (uncredited)
Anthony Radecki ... Ball Player (uncredited)
Roberta Richards ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Eddie - Brooklyn Police Chief (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... St. Louis Ball Player (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Hamburger Harry, Bookie (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Mr. Thompson (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Fan with Binoculars (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Big Head Charlie, Bookie (uncredited)
Gus Taillon ... Sexton (uncredited)
William Thourlby ... Ball Player (uncredited)
Harry Varteresian ... Elbert (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... St. Louis Manager (uncredited)
Ben Welden ... Oily Moe - Bookie (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Golfer (uncredited)
Hank Wise ... Baseball Pitcher (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Mr. Carroll - Board Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
 
Writing credits
Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid) and
Francis M. Cockrell (screenplay) (as Francis Cockrell)

H. Allen Smith (based on the novel by)

David Stern  additional dialogue

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
George Seaton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon 
 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ross Dowd 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Geraldine Cole .... hair stylist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Day .... assistant director (as Chico Day)
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Other crew
Frank Inn .... cat trainer
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant to producers
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #15304)

Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Judge:[to Polly Sickles] You're sneezing under oath. An untrue sneeze could find you guilty of perjury.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Comedy of Terrors (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
IT'S A PRIV'LEGE TO LIVE IN BROOKLYNSee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky baseball
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Purr-fectly enjoyable film, 30 July 2001
Author: jcholguin (jcholguin@lycos.com) from los angeles

A true classic especially for those lovers of furry little beasts and baseball. Gene Lockhart is delightful as T.J. Banner, owner of a baseball team that is not very good. He adopts a cat, a mean cat that has a "fire in his heart" that T.J. wants his ball team to have. That is why the name of Rhubarb is given to the cat. The team at first cannot stand being the laughing stock of the baseball world with a "cat" as the mascot. When another team brings a dog to chase Rhubarb the cat is the victor and the team slowly begins to behave with the "fighting spirit of the cat." Before T.J. can see all of this he dies and leaves his baseball team to Rhubarb with Ray Milland "Eric Yaeger" as the protector of the cat. This "cat team" starts to win and win and win. A must see comedy for all.

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