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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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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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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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A historic film that should be seen by any family with a dog.
7 February 2003 | by (Jamestown TN) – See all my reviews

This film is the first sound picture filmed entirely on location, with good plot, and great action by the dogs that actually DO their stuff the way they were bred to do. I saw this film over five years ago, and can't seem to find it anywhere, either playing or on tape. I Highly recommend it to all families with any breed of dog in their homes. It's "breed specific" but that is just what it's about. Hope you can find a copy and enjoy it as much as I did.


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