RHUBARB
1951, Paramount, 94 min, USA, Dir: Arthur Lubin

Two-time Patsy Award winner Orangey stars as Rhubarb, a kitty who inherits a sizable sum of money and pro baseball team the Brooklyn Loons when his millionaire owner (Gene Lockhart) dies. The team protests being owned by a cat, so the Loons manager (Ray Milland) must come up with ways of convincing the ball players that the feline is good luck. With Jan Sterling.


HIS GIRL FRIDAY
1940, Sony Repertory, 92 min, Dir: Howard Hawks

This frenzied remake of Hecht and MacArthur’s THE FRONT PAGE switches ace newsman Hildy Johnson to a woman (Rosalind Russell at her peak), while Cary Grant does a complete 180 from BRINGING UP BABY as cynical editor Walter Burns. The unparalleled cast includes Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex, Roscoe Karns, Cliff Edwards, John Qualen, Billy Gilbert and tons more. Featuring some of the most rapid-fire dialogue ever, by screenwriters Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.


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