The Biscuit Eater (1940 film)

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.[1] Walt Disney Productions made a 1972 remake under the same title.

The Biscuit Eater
Directed byStuart Heisler
Produced byJack Moss
Written byStuart Anthony
Lillie Hayward
Based onthe short story "The Biscuit Eater"
by James H. Street
StarringBilly Lee
Cordell Hickman
Richard Lane
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byEverett Douglas
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 1940 (1940-05-22) (New York City)
Running time
81-82 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. "1940 Award Winners". National Board of Review. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
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