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

PG | | Comedy | 26 May 1976 (USA)
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

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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
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Man on Bus (as William Benedict)
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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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When Movies Were Silent - His Was the Bark Heard 'Round the World See more »

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Comedy

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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Barbara Nichols. See more »

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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 Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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Dog Days
13 December 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I knew if I came here I would see review after review telling me this is funny and a lost gem. It's not funny. It's not a lost gem. It doesn't matter whether you were in high school when you saw it, or whether you were eighty or whether you were six - it is truly one of the unfunniest comedies ever made, perhaps the unfunniest of all time. The dog is great. Madeline Kahn and the large cast of cameos are fun. Bruce Dern - not exactly Mr. Comedy. Michael Winner - the man who made Death Wish - that's who I'd hire to direct a comedy. The script is horrible, Winner is a Loser, and I just marvel at the deluded people who come to post at the IMDb. I know there is no accounting for taste, but when a movie is this bad, this blatantly bad, then one's mind is boggled reading these ridiculous comments. I was around Paramount at the time this film was released - they were really on a roll with terrible comedies - this, The Big Bus, and not only their comedies, but all their films save for one or two. Perhaps that's what happens when an Production Designer is made the head of a studio (Dick Sylbert).

I didn't really think I could find this film worse than when I saw it on its original release, but having just watched the DVD, it is indeed worse. An all-time bomb. The critics and audience of the time were right - the delusional here are completely wrong.


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