PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943)
1943, Universal, 92 min, USA, Dir: Arthur Lubin

This eerily unique, strange hybrid resulted from the unholy marriage of the Universal horror cycle with the Nelson Eddy operetta genre. The ever-mesmerizing Claude Rains is tragic Erik the Phantom, and Susanna Foster the beautiful soprano he worships. An Oscar winner for Best Color Cinematography and Art Direction.


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.


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