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Rhubarb (1951)

Passed | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 8 February 1952 (France)
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 »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid), Francis M. Cockrell (screenplay) (as Francis Cockrell) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Milland ... Eric Yeager
Jan Sterling ... Polly Sickles
Gene Lockhart ... Thaddeus J. Banner
William Frawley ... Len Sickles
Elsie Holmes Elsie Holmes ... Myra Banner
Taylor Holmes ... P. Duncan Munk
Willard Waterman ... Orlando Dill
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Dud Logan
James Griffith ... Ogelthorpe 'Oggie' Meadows (as James W. Griffith)
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ... Doom
Donald MacBride ... Pheeny
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Mr. Fisher
Orangey ... Rhubarb (as 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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Home Run in the Fun League! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1952 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Aj, som katten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy made an uncredited appearance as a baseball player in this film. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie when rhubarb is being chased by dogs across the golf course, rhubarb runs into the bushes a golf ball lying on the ground shifts positions (without being touched) one second before the dogs enter the bushes. 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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Miss you, Rhubarb!
1 April 2003 | by gstevens-2See all my reviews

I saw this movie first on TV in the 70's(I think). The story follows a multi-millionaire-baseball team owner who wishes his team would show some spunk. He meets Rhubarb, a golf ball stealing feral cat, and in the process of trying to eradicate the cat, finds just what he is looking for in a team player, all fight. He takes in the cat, and after the man passes away, the cat is willed ownership of the baseball team. (this has actually happened in real-life a few years ago, a cat inheriting millions.) Once the superstitious ball players are convinced the cat is good luck, the team begins to win, angering gangsters betting on the games. Battling them and his fiance's alergy to cats, the hero finally manages to conquer all. This movie is simply fun. I really wish it could be revived and sold as VHS or DVD. I would think it could make quite a lot of money, considering the millions of loving cat owners (including myself) who would enjoy seeing this show. If you want a simple and cute story,see this movie!


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