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The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Passed | | Drama, Family | 24 May 1940 (USA)
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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Sermon (as Snowflake)
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Promise - the Dog
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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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boy | father | georgia | dog | bird dog | See All (35) »

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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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Drama | Family

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Cachorro Vira-Lata  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The first sound movie to be filmed entirely on location, as well as the first sound movie to be filmed in the state of Georgia, USA. See more »

Quotes

[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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The Biscuit Eater (1940) "Magnificent"
2 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen The Biscuit Eater (1940) on television and it has been one of my favorite films. Have not seen it in a long time and would like to have a copy of this film. If you know how I can get a copy let me know (marthasjordan@aol.com) please. This is a picture for all ages to see...it has a wonderful lesson on life. What better story to tell about than a boy his good friend and their dog. I have seen the remake of this film the 1972 color version and it is just not the same as the original 1940 black and white version. The 1940 version takes you really back into the era of when the story is taking place and you can go there with the boys and their dog. This movie should really be one of the all time great CLASSIC movies.


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