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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 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
Man on Bus (as William Benedict)
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 <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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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  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final film of Eddie Foy Jr.. See more »


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 »


Estie Del Ruth: Success is nothing without the dog you love to share it with.
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »


from Natoma
by Victor Herbert (as V. Herbert)
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12 March 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I thought it was a kick - but then I've been watching movies that date from 1917 and know a little about the pictures. This romp combined cameos and bits by folks from Hollywood's good years (which I define as when they used people instead of digital simulation) as well as familiar faces from TV and pictures from the 50's and 60's.

It's a GO for my money (but then I wasn't in high school when I bought it). Don't see it unless you love pictures!

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