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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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Did You Know?


Michael Winner intended to include Hedy Lamarr among the huge list of guests for the movie but she couldn't be traced. 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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Features The Return of Boston Blackie (1927) See more »


Love Theme
from The Godfather (1972)
by Nino Rota (as N. Rota)
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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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