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The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Passed  -  Drama | Family  -  24 May 1940 (USA)
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Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Billy Lee ...
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Lester Matthews ...
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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
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Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' fathers. And if Georgia Boy doesn't win, the fathers may both lose their jobs. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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James Street's Thrilling Saturday Evening Post Story, bought to the screen as a Heart-Warming Story of Youth! (original herald) See more »

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello awarded "Promise" the Boscar, a fire hydrant-shaped award, for Best Male Dog Actor of 1940 for his work in this film. Promise also attended the Second Annual Tailwaggers Dinner held at Charley Foy's Club. See more »

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[Although he lost the field trial, Promise's performance did not go unnoticed]
Harvey McNeil: I was wrong about that dog all along.
Mr. Ames: It's easy to see how enough love and faith can outclass a whole kennel of thoroughbreds.
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Version of The Biscuit Eater (1972) See more »

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Best dog and boy movie ever. How can I get a copy?
28 October 2001 | by (Charlotte, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This is more than a great story. It features the best hunting dog photography I've ever seen. The movie shows a way of life and cultural images that are long forgotten, as well.

The real tragedy is that no one seems to be able to find a copy of this movie. Please contact me if you know how to get a copy


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