The Biscuit Eater
The Biscuit Eater is a 1972 Walt Disney Productions film directed by Vincent McEveety and starring Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, and Godfrey Cambridge. Based on a short story of the same name by James Street, it was released by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the last 'One Boy and his Animal' themed film made by Disney, as this subgenre eventually grew out of fashion. The 1972 film is a remake of a 1940 film starring Billy Lee as Lonnie.
The story revolves around a German Wirehaired Pointer named Moreover, who has a strong relationship with a red-headed boy named Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker) despite his mishaps. Moreover, is dealt to Willie Dorsey (Godfrey Cambridge), a gas station clerk, but Lonnie and his best friend, Text, who regain possession of the dog through somewhat deceitful bargaining, gaining the reluctant respect of Willie. They train Moreover, to be a prize-winning bird pointer, entering him in a field trial.
|author||Lawrence Edward Watkin|
|editor||Ray de Leuw|
|keywords||best friend chicken coop dark horse dog training eat gas station godfrey cambridge help hunting dog johnny whitaker learn pointer train|
|musicBy||Robert F. Brunner|
|productionCompany||Walt Disney Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|