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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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Michael Winner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Morgan ... Tour Guide
Shecky Greene ... Tourist
Phil Leeds ... Dog Catcher
Cliff Norton Cliff Norton ... Dog Catcher
Madeline Kahn ... Estie Del Ruth
Teri Garr ... Fluffy Peters
Romo Vincent ... Short Order Cook
Bruce Dern ... Grayson Potchuck
Sterling Holloway ... Old Man on Bus
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Man on Bus (as William Benedict)
Dorothy Gulliver ... Old Woman on Bus
William Demarest ... Studio Gatekeeper
Art Carney ... J.J. Fromberg
Virginia Mayo ... Miss Battley
Henny Youngman ... Manny Farber
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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>

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Introducing The Dog Who Launched 1000 Stars. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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.
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Connections

Features The Return of Boston Blackie (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
by Mildred J. Hill (as M.J. Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as P.S. Hill)
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One Cool Parody
16 November 2007 | by billyjwsSee all my reviews

It has been thirty years since I saw this movie when released for TV. The first thing that caught my attention was the movie was promoted for having a CAVALCADE OF STARS. There is a myriad of cameo appearances by stars from the past.

The story line starts out rather slowly, and I was fortunate to be patient enough until an actual plot began to develop. Similar to a good book, you almost don't make it to the point when it becomes interesting and then the fun begins and you have a hard time putting it down. It's a parody on former Hollywood Stars, their ego's and excesses. Very amusing yet silly, but there is realistic parallel to the current tribulations of today,s pop stars L.Lohnan and B. Spears.

I can't understand why it has not been shown on a Movie Channel This movie has somewhat of a cultishness to it. As a young boy Rin Tin Tin was and always will be my favorite but when looking for an unusual ethereal type movie WON TON TON is the STAR.


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