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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

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

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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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Won Ton Ton - Der Hund, der Hollywood rettete 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

The premiere was attended by Augustus von Schumacher (Won Ton Ton), together with Hollywood legend Mae West and the founder of Paramount Pictures, one hundred two-year-old Adolph Zukor. 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 Pretty Ladies (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme
from The Godfather (1972)
by Nino Rota
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You have to know the players to enjoy this one...
12 March 2001 | by AnniePSee 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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