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Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)



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This spoof makes fun of a certain famous German shepherd movie star from the 1920s. The mayhem begins when the head honcho of a financially struggling studio turns a lost dog into a legend. The story features a number of old stars making cameo appearances.

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Madeline Kahn
as Estie Del Ruth
Bruce Dern
as Grayson Potchuck
Art Carney
as J.J. Fromberg
Ron Leibman
as Rudy Montague
Phil Silvers
as Murray Fromberg
Teri Garr
as Fluffy Peters
Dennis Morgan
as Tour Guide
Shecky Green
as Tourist
Phil Leeds
as Dog catcher
Cliff Norton
as Dog Catcher
Romo Vincent
as Short order cook
Sterling Holloway
as Old man on bus
William Demarest
as Studio Gatekeeper
Virginia Mayo
as Miss Battley
Henny Youngman
as Manny Farber
Rory Calhoun
as Philip Hart
Billy Barty
as Assistant Director
Jack Bernardi
as Fluffy's escort
Henry Wilcoxon
as Silent film director
Janet Blair
as President's Girl 3
Ricardo Montalban
as Silent film star
Aldo Ray
as Stubby Stebbins
Ethel Merman
as Hedda Parsons
Yvonne De Carlo
as Cleaning woman
Joan Blondell
as Landlady
Cyd Charisse
as President's Girl 4
Andy Devine
as Priest in dog pound
Broderick Crawford
as Special Effects Man
Jackie Coogan
as Stagehand I
Richard Arlen
as Silent Film Star 2
Jack LaRue
as Silent film villain
Dorothy Lamour
as Visiting Film Star
Nancy Walker
as Mrs. Fromberg
Louis Nye
as Radio Interviewer
Gloria de Haven
as President's Girl I
Stepin Fetchit
as Dancing Butler
Ken Murray
as Souvenir Salesman
Rudy Vallee
as Autograph Hound
George Jessel
as Awards Announcer
Rhonda Fleming
as Rhoda Flaming
Dean Stockwell
as Paul Lavell
Dick Haymes
as James Crawford
Tab Hunter
as David Hamilton
Robert Alda
as Richard Entwhistle
Fritz Feld
as Rudy's Butler
Dennis Day
as Singing Telegraph man
Mike Mazurki
as Studio Guard
Jesse White
as Rudy's agent
Carmel Myers
as Woman Journalist
Jack Carter
as Male Journalist
Barbara Nichols
as Nick's Girl
Army Archerd
as Premiere M.C.
Fernando Lamas
as Premiere Male Star
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Premiere Female Star
Huntz Hall
as Moving Man
Doodles Weaver
as Man in Mexican Film
Edgar Bergen
as Prof. Quicksand
Morey Amsterdam
as Custard Pie Star
Eddie Foy Jr.
as Custard Pie Stars
Peter Lawford
as Slapstick star
Patricia Morison
as Stars at Screening
Ann Miller
as President's Girl
Guy Madison
as Stars at Screening
Regis Toomey
as Burlesque Stagehand
Alice Faye
as Secretary at gate
Ann Rutherford
as Grayson's studio secretary
Milton Berle
as Blind man
Keye Luke
as Cook in Kitchen
Walter Pidgeon
as Grayson's butler
Dorothy Gulliver
as Old woman on bus
Eli Mintz
as Tailor
Edward Ashley
as 2nd Butler
Kres Mersky
as Girl in Arab film
Jane Connell
as Waitress
Joe Fredrick
as Fluffy's Escort
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
as Mexican Projectionist
Eddie LeVeque
as Prostitute's Customer
as Mark Bennett
Jimmy Ritz
as Cleaning Woman
Harry Ritz
as Cleaning Woman
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Critic Reviews for Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

A scattershot comedy that cant make up its mind whether to be "wholesome family entertainment" or a smutty film industry in-joke. It goes both ways.

August 29, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

You've heard of "Lassie, Come Home"? They should call this one, "Won Ton Ton, Go Home."

August 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Supposedly a comic spoof, it lacks humor. It also lacks grace, class, style and intelligence, a group of attributes more common in their absence than their presence in many Hollywood productions, but not generally absent to such a great degree.

August 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The acting... is extravagantly bad, as if grimaces and gesticulations would conceal the script's inadequacies.

August 29, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Dern follows through on the comedic promise he showed in "Family Plot" and Miss Kahn is never less than terrific- especially in her scenes with the dog.

August 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Sixty guest stars can't save "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood" from its unrelentingly crass tone and steady stream of unfunny jokes.

August 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood

A movie about a dog and a dog of a movie all in one! Dumb film that wastes the talents of both Madeline Kahn and Teri Garr is strictly of interest for its incredible parade of golden age stars in cameos. The problem with that is that virtually no effort is made to make any of them look good with only Virginia Mayo, Rhonda Fleming and Ann Rutherford getting roles with any kind of screen time over a minute but still not roles of any substance.

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