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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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When Movies Were Silent - His Was the Bark Heard 'Round the World See more »

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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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Trivia

Don Ameche and Cesar Romero were approached for cameo roles, but were unavailable (they are still sometimes wrongly credited as having appeared in the movie). See more »

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Moments after they emerge from ocean soaking wet, Estie and Won Ton Ton are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Estie Del Ruth: Success is nothing without the dog you love to share it with.
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Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) 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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One Cool Parody
16 November 2007 | by See 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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