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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 BOY...A DOG...AND THE GEORGIA PINE COUNTRY! (original 6-sheet poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Apparently, the first sound movie to be filmed entirely on location, at least in the state of Georgia, USA. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Version of The Biscuit Eater (1972) See more »

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An A+ B movie.
4 March 2014 | by Ted-CSee all my reviews

The 1940 version of "The Biscuit Eater" is one of the best B movies ever made. Note that I'm using the term "B movie" in its original sense of a low budget film intended to be shown as a second feature. "The Narrow Margin" with Charles McGraw is an example of a B movie that is much superior to the expensive remake (with Gene Hackman), a so-called "A movie". Many reviewers of the Biscuit Eater have expressed the wish to purchase of copy of this movie. I was able to purchase a new DVD of the 1940 original from Loving The Classics. (www.lovingtheclassics.com) for only $14. Their web site lists The Biscuit Eater as one of their best sellers!


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