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The Biscuit Eater

  • Drama
  • Family
  • 1972
  • Vincent McEveety
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

Adventure starring Earl Holliman and Johnny Whitaker. Two boys acquire a wild hunting dog and patiently attempt to transform it into a champion.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Although this Disney remake of a minor 1940 hit is typically sugar-coated, watching a dog bounding through the undergrowth with a bird in its mouth is not likely to be everyone's idea of wholesome family entertainment. As the pals who overcome the racial prejudices of the adults around them to transform a wild hunting dog into a champion, Johnny Whitaker and George Spell avoid the winsome boyishness usually portrayed in Hollywood outdoor adventures. But director Vincent McEveety tub-thumps the liberal American values and allows sentiment to turn to mush.

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Credits

Cast

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Harve McNeilEarl Holliman
Mr AmesLew Ayres
Willie DorseyGodfrey Cambridge
Mrs McNeilPat Crowley
Charity TomlinBeah Richards
Lonnie McNeilJohnny Whitaker
Text TomlinGeorge Spell
Mr EbenClifton James

Crew

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DirectorVincent McEveety

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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