DirectorStuart Heisler Music directorFriedrich Hollaender CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 22, 1940 (1940-05-22) (New York City) Based onthe short story "The Biscuit Eater"
by James H. Street WriterStuart Anthony (screen play), Lillie Hayward (screen play), James H. Street (based on a story by) ScreenplayLillie Hayward, Stuart Anthony CastBilly Lee (Lonnie McNeil), Cordell Hickman (Text Lee), Lester Matthews (Mr Ames), Dick Lane (Harvey McNeil), Fred Toones (Sermon) Similar moviesGood-bye - My Lady (1956), More than Puppy Love (2000), Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999), Old Yeller (1957), Hachi: A Dogs Tale (2009)
TaglineJames Street's Thrilling Saturday Evening Post Story, bought to the screen as a Heart-Warming Story of Youth!
The Biscuit Eater is a 1940 children's film starring Billy Lee and Cordell Hickman as two kids who raise a runt of a dog. It was named one of the Top Ten Films of 1940 by the National Board of Review. Walt Disney Productions made a 1972 remake under the same title.
Billy Lee as Lonnie McNeil
Cordell Hickman as Text Lee
Richard Lane as Harvey McNeil
Lester Matthews as Mr. Ames
Helene Millard as Mrs. McNeil
Fred Toones as Sermon (as Snowflake)
Tiverton Invader as Promise, aka The Biscuit Eater