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The Biscuit Eater(1940)

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Brief Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Stuart Heisler Director
Billy Lee Lonnie McNeil
Richard Lane Harvey McNeil
Helene Millard Mrs. McNeil
Snowflake First and second Thessalonians
Tiverton Invader Promise, the dog
William Russell Field judge
Earl Johnson Field judge
Leo Tover Photography
Stuart Anthony Screenwriter
Lillie Hayward Screenwriter
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Albany, Georgia premiere: 10 Apr 1940
Release Date:  1940 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  81-82 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • The Biscuit Eater (1940)

    Jack Chansler 2014-01-18

    I remember seeing this on TV when I was young and noting the honest friendship between the white and black kids. The ending has always disturbed me. The... MORE>

  • The Biscuit Eater (1940)

    Davina Paul 2012-11-21

    Nyaaah. 'Dis is one o'da best movies ever made, see? Nyaaah. So as you sh'uld carry 'dis for sale, see? Nyaaah. On account'a I... MORE>

  • One of the Best movies ever made!

    Rickity 2012-07-01

    The 1940 version of The Buscuit Eater was truly one of the best movies I have ever seen. I am now 73 years old and hope to live to see it again some day.... MORE>