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The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Passed | | Drama, Family | 24 May 1940 (USA)
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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Promise - the Dog

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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 All (35) »

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A Picture As Human And Heart-Filling As The Love Of A Boy For A Dog! See more »

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Drama | Family

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24 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Cachorro Vira-Lata  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

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 »

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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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Version of The Biscuit Eater (1972) See more »

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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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