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Rhubarb (1951)

aka Rhubarb

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Details: 94 mins · English


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Small Len Sickles
Small Polly Sickles
Small P. Duncan Munk
Small Eric Yeager
Small Thaddeus J. Banner
No_movie_poster Ogelthorpe 'Oggie' Meadows
No_movie_poster Orlando Dill
No_movie_poster Dud Logan
Small Young Ball Player
Small Rhubarb


No_movie_poster Arthur Lubin Director


Thaddeus J. Banner, a lonely, eccentric millionaire who owns a baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons, takes a liking to a dog-chasing stray cat (played by Orangey), and takes him into his home. He names the cat "Rhubarb," which is baseball slang for an on-field argument or fight.

When the man dies, it is discovered that his last will and testament made Rhubarb his sole beneficiary; hence the cat inherits the baseball team. Team publicist Eric Yeager (Milland) is named the cat's guardian. His fiancee Polly Sickles (Sterling), daughter of the team's manager, is terribly allergic to Rhubarb, causing many problems.

Banner's unhappy daughter Myra files a lawsuit, contesting the will. And when the team's players discover they are owned by a cat, they stage a protest until Yeager persuades them that Rhubarb brings them luck.

Brooklyn begins winning and will play the powerful New York team for the championship. But a bookie who stands to lose big if Brooklyn wins decides to kidnap the cat. Brooklyn's fortunes turn for the worse while the search for Rhubarb goes on, until the cat finally escapes from his captors and races to the ballpark to save the day.