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 »
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 <email@example.com>
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello awarded "Promise" the Boscar, a fire hydrant-shaped award, for Best Male Dog Actor of 1940 for his work in this film. Promise also attended the Second Annual Tailwaggers Dinner held at Charley Foy's Club. See more »
[Explaining what a Biscuit Eater is]
That's what we call a dog too sorry to hunt anything 'cept his own food.
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Much more than the story of a boy and his dog but a mature look at the coming of age of two boys as experienced through the travails of Promise, their misfit hunter. Extremely engaging view of the pre-WW2 South with subtle religious undertones. I've seen it three times and have found something new with each viewing. The fact that we own six dogs helps account for our affection for The Biscuit Eater.
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