Biscuit Eater, The (film) In the backcountry of Tennessee, Lonnie McNeil, the son of a tenant farmer, tries to train a young hunting dog, Moreover, who is thought inferior because of a “bad streak” in him. With the help of his best friend, Text, Lonnie maintains his faith in the dog. After overcoming serious obstacles, the dog proves that he has championship potential. Released on March 22, 1972. Directed by Vincent McEveety. 92 min. Stars Earl Holliman (Harve McNeill), Patricia Crowley (Mrs. McNeill), Lew Ayres (Mr. Ames), Johnny Whitaker (Lonnie), George Spell (Text Tomlin). Remake of a 1940 Paramount film. The dog that played Moreover was of a rare breed, a German wirehaired pointer. His real name was Rolph Von Wolfgang, and he was discovered playing with his master who was working as a tree trimmer at Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch.