In the 1951 film Rhubarb starring Ray Milland and featuring a very young Leonard Nemoy a millionaire baseball team owner takes a liking to a dog chasing cat†who is named Rhubarb after the slang term for an on field fight or argument. The eccentric owner then dies and leaves the team to the cat. His daughter files a lawsuit against the cat’s inheritance, and the team protests the insult of being owned by Rhubarb. Soon the cat is kidnapped and held for ransom, but cleverly escapes and runs to the ballpark where it inspires the team to win and wins the hearts of all.
Cats in Film – Rhubarb (1951, American)
October 10, 2014 By