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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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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Sermon (as Snowflake)
Tiverton Invader ...
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 more »

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A PICTURE AS HUMAN AND HEART-FILLING AS THE LOVE OF A BOY FOR A DOG! (original Herald-all caps) See more »

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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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 »

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[Explaining what a Biscuit Eater is]
Harvey McNeil: That's what we call a dog too sorry to hunt anything 'cept his own food.
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a fond memory
3 April 2003 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

something brought this film to my mind today..and i can still remember seeing it when i was child..a long,long time ago. i remember the ending and how moved i was as an eight year old and to this day i still feel that choked up feeling when i think of it..i have never caught it on any tv movie chanel..


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