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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:
Rhubarb v. Batman See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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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:
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:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Comedy of Terrors (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
FRIENDLY FINANCE COMPANYSee more »

FAQ

List: Wacky baseball
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Rhubarb v. Batman, 22 July 2006
Author: lawyerdoug from United States

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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