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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:
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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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boy | father | georgia | dog | bird dog | See more »

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A COUPLE OF CHAMPS! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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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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[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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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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