In the comedy “Rhubarb,” stray cat Rhubarb is adopted by millionaire T.J. Banner and inherits his estate, including the struggling Brooklyn Loons baseball team. Publicist Eric Yeager convinces the team that Rhubarb is their good-luck charm, turning their fortunes around, but faces a dilemma as his fiancée Polly is allergic to cats.

As the team’s success grows, Rhubarb becomes a target for local gangsters plotting a kidnapping. Eric juggles a fraught love life, the protection of Rhubarb, and the suddenly successful baseball team, leading to a frenetic blend of courtroom drama, romance, and sports action. Will Rhubarb’s luck save the day or will his nine lives run out?

Rhubarb | February 8, 1952 (France) 6.8
Director: Arthur LubinWriter: Dorothy Davenport, Francis M. Cockrell, H. Allen SmithStars: Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene LockhartSummary: 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 that 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.


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