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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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The Heart Story of Two Kids and Their Dog! (original print ad) 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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[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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great movie

stumbled on this one while watching amc one day. this movie is better than old yeller and thats saying somthing. i related to the relationship of the boy and his father very well and growing my dog at times was my best friend. i highly recommend watching this movie if u get a chance. make sure its the 1940 movie and not the remake with jonny whittaker.


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