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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
... Tourist
... 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
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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. See more »

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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 Benny Rubin. 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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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
by Mildred J. Hill (as M.J. Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as P.S. Hill)
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A bad movie, maybe, but a gem for old-movie-actor buffs!
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I'm not surprised that someone who was in high school when this came out didn't appreciate it. It is of course as much a farce as Mad Mad Mad Mad World, but it has become a cult film for old movie buffs, because it has the most impressive cast of old movie stars, supporting actors, bit players and celebrities of any movie ever made. Movie buffs and clubs have had parties where they show the film and have people list as many players as they can identify. Don't believe it? Mouse up the whole supporting cast and feast your eyes!


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