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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 BOY...A DOG...AND THE GEORGIA PINE COUNTRY! (original 6-sheet poster-all caps) See more »

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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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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The ultimate kids' tearjerker.
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The comment from the person who saw this as an 8 year old certainly brought back memories for me.

I must have seen this film at least three times during the pre-TV days of Saturday morning special programs for children.

If you've ever sat in a theater packed with eight to twelve year olds all bawling their eyes out together, you know it is something you'll never forget.

I was able to find a VHS of the movie in later years and was astonished to find how charming the picture is on the adult level as well.

Kudos, hugs, and kisses to anyone still alive who helped put it together.


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