Rhubarb Poster Original Rare Daybill 1969 Eric Sykes Harry Secombe
Very rare Daybill Poster with duo tone artwork. Rhubarb is a 1969 British short film (it only goes for 37 mins) written and directed by Eric Sykes, starring Sykes, Harry Secombe and Jimmy Edwards. The dialogue consisted entirely of repetitions of the word "rhubarb", all the characters last names were "Rhubarb", and even the number plates on vehicles were "RHU BAR B". A baby "spoke" by holding a sign with the word "Rhubarb" written on it. "Rhubarb" is a radio idiom for unintelligible background speech. Typically, extras would mutter the word over and over to provide ambience for a crowd or party scene. Being a short film, the poster is particularly rare.