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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Morgan ...
Tour Guide
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Tourist
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Dog Catcher
Cliff Norton ...
Dog Catcher
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Estie Del Ruth
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Fluffy Peters
Romo Vincent ...
Short Order Cook
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Grayson Potchuck
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Old Man on Bus
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Man on Bus (as William Benedict)
Dorothy Gulliver ...
Old Woman on Bus
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Studio Gatekeeper
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J.J. Fromberg
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Miss Battley
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Manny Farber
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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 sucess. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Introducing The Dog Who Launched 1000 Stars.

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Comedy

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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Don Ameche and Cesar Romero were approached for cameo roles but were unavailable (they are still sometimes wrongly credited as having appeared in the movie). See more »

Goofs

Date on Won Ton Ton's slab in courtyard of Grauman's Chinese Theater is dated 1923 - but theater didn't even open until 1927. See more »

Quotes

Estie Del Ruth: Success is nothing without the dog you love to share it with.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Paramount on Parade
by Jack King (as J. King) and Elsie Janis (as E. Janis)
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Good old Hollywood
29 December 2001 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

This is a nice slapstick-comedy about the good old days in Hollywood and also a hommage to Rin Tin Tin, the most famous silent-movie dog-star. Bruce Dern plays a director who starts to have success after discovering the dog. All-star guest appearances from Milton Berle over Cyd Charisse to Rory Calhoun and Johnny Weissmueller are also included but the best actor is the dog who plays Won Ton Ton. He is fantastic. In some scenes it doesn't work to put the humor and slapstick from the Twenties into the Seventies but this movie is really worth to take a look.


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