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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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Introducing The Dog Who Launched 1000 Stars.

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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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One of two cinema movie collaborations of actor Victor Mature and director Michael Winner. The films are Firepower (1979) and Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976). 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 »

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Estie Del Ruth: Success is nothing without the dog you love to share it with.
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Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

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Dagger-Dance
from Natoma
by Victor Herbert (as V. Herbert)
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Underrated & Fun!
31 July 2012 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

I never saw Won Ton Ton when it was released (although I was certainly old enough). The reviews were so damning that, in spite of a chance to see some of my favorites (The Ritz Brothers, Joan Blondell, Fritz Feld, Terri Garr and a host of former stars), I put it off until I bought the DVD and played it tonight. Perhaps the direction could have been better; certainly the camera-work wasn't consistent, but we thought it far funnier and more clever than many other 1970s movies that were better-received. The dog (or series of dogs) in the title role was (were) brilliant, even in extended shots. Harry & Jimmy Ritz (who, contrary to the IMDb cast list, WERE billed) showed, 40 years after their prime, why they were comedians' comedians. Art Carney didn't disappoint. I like Madeline Kahn but am not the fan that many are, and rather wish Terri Garr had the opportunity to play the lead. Rob Liebman and Fritz Feld gave topnotch comic performances. And Bruce Dern brought energy and comic sense to his lead role. It was a delight to watch the many former stars who, in a few moments of screen time, still knew how to nail a character and a scene. I wish Joan Blondell, now recognized as one of the finest and freshest actors of Hollywood's studio era, had been given a larger role. Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood isn't a comic masterpiece, but it is far better than its reputation. More important: it is fun!


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