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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 »

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(screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid), (screenplay) (as Francis Cockrell) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
... Eric Yeager
... Polly Sickles
... Thaddeus J. Banner
... Len Sickles
Elsie Holmes ... Myra Banner
... P. Duncan Munk
... Orlando Dill
Henry Slate ... Dud Logan
... Ogelthorpe 'Oggie' Meadows (as James W. Griffith)
Jim Hayward ... Doom
... Pheeny
Hal K. Dawson ... Mr. Fisher
... 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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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

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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Funny, warm, a movie for all ages
5 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hello Rhubarb fans...back in 1984 I stumbled across this movie and loved it! I went out the next day in "search" of my own Rhubarb. Found and orange tabby and he is awesome. Here it is 2002 ,he's 18 ys. old and still the the star around here! Whenever someone asks why I named my cat Rhubarb, I tell them about the movie. My kids and neighbor kids like to watch it too. Comical, sassy and full of spice...that's Rhubarb! ***MUST SEE***


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