The Biscuit Eater (1972)

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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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25 March 2019 | bkoganbing
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| 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 and genuine.

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 neighbor.

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.

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Genres

Drama | Family

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Release Date:

22 March 1972

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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