4.5/10
461
19 user 14 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Phynx (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Callan, Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott
The Jokers (1967)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Tremayne bothers decide to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London - not for criminal purposes, but to make themselves famous.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews
Comedy | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, John Alderton, Michael J. Pollard
Firepower (1979)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O.J. Simpson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow, Barbara Ferris
Scorpio (1973)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud
The Games (1970)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tame comedy in which Julie converts her stuffy husband Roger and his equally prudish parents to the joys of nudism.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Julie Wilson, Marc Rolland, Wendy Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tour Guide
...
Tourist
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Introducing The Dog Who Launched 1000 Stars.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Barbara Nichols. 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.
See more »

Connections

References Rooster Cogburn (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
by Mildred J. Hill (as M.J. Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as P.S. Hill)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Won Ton Ton comes out on dvd July 1,08 lloydonlead
Silly Cheesy dumb film, but worth seeing for the cameos stalzz64
My dogs name is won ton! fromme93
New Madeline Kahn movie to collection dmazza-2

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?