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The Biscuit Eater (1972)

G | | Drama, Family | 22 March 1972 (USA)
In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia boys ignore their racial differences to team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a field trials.

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Vincent McEveety
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Earl Holliman ... Harve McNeil
Pat Crowley ... Mary Lee McNeil (as Patricia Crowley)
Lew Ayres ... Mr. Ames
Godfrey Cambridge ... Willie Dorsey
Beah Richards ... Charity Tomlin
Clifton James ... Mr. Eben
Johnny Whitaker ... Lonnie McNeil
George Spell George Spell ... Text Tomlin
Mantan Moreland ... Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Golden Eddie Golden Eddie ... Evans
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In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia boys ignore their racial differences to team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a field trials.

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They risked everything for a no 'count hound! See more »

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Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bisküvi Hırsızı See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was "the last 'One Boy and his Animal' themed film made by Disney, as this subgenre would eventually grow out of fashion" according to website Wikipedia. See more »

Quotes

Harve McNeil: What's Old Willie asking for boot?
Text Tomlin: Mustard Greens. Then he talked my Ma into cookin' 'em for him. She says that man is so lazy he wouldn't pick the flies outta strawberry preserves.
Harve McNeil: She about told that right.
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Alternate Versions

Original British video version was cut by 4 seconds to secure a 'U' rating. See more »

Connections

Version of The Biscuit Eater (1940) See more »

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MOREOVER AND ME
Written and Sung by Shane Tatum
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The history behind the Biscuteater story
10 July 2006 | by TekawithaSee all my reviews

There is a story in my family that this story actually began with a dog that belonged to my grandfather,in Gainsville,Georgia.....with Grandpa's dog, the story was that he had wanted to get into hunting, and got two dogs,one an Irish setter, the other some kind of pointer. The setter was dumb as a brick, and wound up just a pet, but the pointer was too bloody smart, and though it was obvious it knew what was wanted, it would play dumb like the setter, so that it wouldn't have to work. So the dog would just hang out under the back porch, waiting for the leftovers, and beat the setter almost every time the biscuits were tossed to the dogs,hence the name. It wasn't an insult, just a comment on the dog's tricks.

Grandpa knew the dog was a hunter, because he had seen the dog working before he bought it, and would see it point and flush when it was out in the fields on its own. He didn't have the patience to train,and apparently just got a kick from the dog's intelligence, and liked to tell the story to cronies. He said that Disney heard the story (this part I don't remember), and stole the idea. He tried to sue, but didn't get anywhere.


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