Rhubarb (1951)

Director
Arthur Lubin

Main cast
Ray Milland; Jan Sterling; Gene Lockhart; William Frawley; Elsie Holmes

Genres
Comedy

Description
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 fiacee Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.


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