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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  26 May 1976 (USA)
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In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of success.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tour Guide
Dog Catcher
Cliff Norton ...
Dog Catcher
Estie Del Ruth
Fluffy Peters
Romo Vincent ...
Short Order Cook
Grayson Potchuck
Old Man on Bus
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Man on Bus (as William Benedict)
Dorothy Gulliver ...
Old Woman on Bus
Studio Gatekeeper
J.J. Fromberg
Miss Battley
Manny Farber


In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of sucess. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <>

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Introducing The Dog Who Launched 1000 Stars.




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Release Date:

26 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Final film of Jack La Rue. See more »


Moments after they emerge from ocean soaking wet, Estie and Won Ton Ton are completely dry. See more »


Estie Del Ruth: Success is nothing without the dog you love to share it with.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »


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One Cool Parody
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been thirty years since I saw this movie when released for TV. The first thing that caught my attention was the movie was promoted for having a CAVALCADE OF STARS. There is a myriad of cameo appearances by stars from the past.

The story line starts out rather slowly, and I was fortunate to be patient enough until an actual plot began to develop. Similar to a good book, you almost don't make it to the point when it becomes interesting and then the fun begins and you have a hard time putting it down. It's a parody on former Hollywood Stars, their ego's and excesses. Very amusing yet silly, but there is realistic parallel to the current tribulations of today,s pop stars L.Lohnan and B. Spears.

I can't understand why it has not been shown on a Movie Channel This movie has somewhat of a cultishness to it. As a young boy Rin Tin Tin was and always will be my favorite but when looking for an unusual ethereal type movie WON TON TON is the STAR.

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