25 March 2019 | bkoganbing
Moreover it's a bird dog
The one thing we learn from The Biscuit Eater is what a Biscuit Eater is. It's a dog
that is untrainable and steals eggs. Not good to keep dogs and chickens together, make sure the chickens are protected.
Young Johnny Whitaker and George Spell have such a dog, but they think the label is an aspersion on the dog's character. He's trainable as a hunting dog and
they're going to prove it. All this to the amusement of parents Earl Holliman and
Patricia Crowley for Whittaker and Beah Richards, Spell's widowed mom.
I did like the chemistry between the boys in the film, they come across as real
Rounding out the cast are Lew Ayres, the sportsman for whom Holliman trains
hunting dogs, Mantan Moreland as a snoopy butler, Clifton James as a mean
Cannot forget Godfrey Cambridge though as a hustling gas station owner who
is forever got a cigar in his mouth and is quite a character. You have to see how he hustles Lew Ayres and how he wheedles free meals from Beah Richards.
The Biscuit Eater is a nice family film in the Disney tradition.