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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 ...
Cordell Hickman ...
Richard Lane ...
Lester Matthews ...
Helene Millard ...
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Sermon (as Snowflake)
Tiverton Invader ...
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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! See more »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of the first examples of a "sleeper"--a film shot inexpensively, with no name stars and with no great expectations for it, which turns out to be a huge critical and commercial hit. 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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15 November 2003 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

I saw this excellent film on AMC many years ago. It was well-made and moving. I especially liked the natural friendship between the black and white boys. AMC played the movie quite a few times that month, and it was well worth rewatching.


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