The Biscuit Eater (1972)

G   |    |  Drama, Family


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In this touching adventure, a remake of the popular 1940 film, two Georgia young boys team up and befriend a feral bird dog, whom they train to participate in a field trials.


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6 August 2020 | r96sk
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| It might have a strange title, but it's worth your time
Wholesome story about two kids and a dog.

I very much enjoyed 'The Biscuit Eater'. It doesn't feature a showstopping plot or cast, but it manages to leave nice and heartfelt feelings behind.

It is somewhat similar to other films featuring children and animals, but I feel Disney got the mix of drama and comedy just right for this - with some of their other productions, it's either too soppy or too silly but here they got it right.

Younger members of the cast Johnny Whitaker (Lonnie) and George Spell (Text) aren't incredible, but I think they actually do bounce off each other rather well - this studio have had some whinny, borderline annoying kids in the past, but I think Whitaker and Spell are two of the better ones.

Elsewhere, you have Earl Holliman in a role that I'm surprised they didn't lock onto Brian Keith - I'm sure they wanted to! Joking aside, Holliman is good as Harve. Lew Ayres (Ames) and Beah Richards (Charity) are pleasant, as is Godfrey Cambridge (Dorsey). The cast aren't anything crazy, but I rate them.

It might have a strange title, but it's worth your time.

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Release Date:

22 March 1972

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Gross USA:

$421,300

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