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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 »

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Stuart Anthony (screen play), Lillie Hayward (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy Lee ... Lonnie McNeil
Cordell Hickman Cordell Hickman ... Text Lee
Richard Lane ... Harvey McNeil
Lester Matthews ... Mr. Ames
Helene Millard ... Mrs. McNeil
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Sermon (as Snowflake)
Tiverton Invader Tiverton Invader ... Promise - the Dog
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A COUPLE OF CHAMPS! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cachorro Vira-Lata See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was also known as "God Gave Him a Dog" which is the name the film was called in the UK. See more »

Quotes

[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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Version of The Biscuit Eater (1972) See more »

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Best dog and boy movie ever. How can I get a copy?
28 October 2001 | by brosandySee all my reviews

This is more than a great story. It features the best hunting dog photography I've ever seen. The movie shows a way of life and cultural images that are long forgotten, as well.

The real tragedy is that no one seems to be able to find a copy of this movie. Please contact me if you know how to get a copy


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