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Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (26-May-1976)

Director: Michael Winner

Writers: Cy Howard; Arnold Schulman

Keywords: Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Alda
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Morey Amsterdam
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Army Archerd
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13-Jan-1922 8-Sep-2009 Variety's gossip columnist
Richard Arlen
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1-Sep-1898 28-Mar-1976 Island of Lost Souls
Edward Ashley
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12-Aug-1904 5-May-2000 British-American character actor
Billy Barty
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25-Oct-1924 23-Dec-2000 High-profile little person
Billy Benedict
Actor
16-Apr-1917 25-Nov-1999 Whitey in The Bowery Boys films
Edgar Bergen
Actor
16-Feb-1903 30-Sep-1978 Radio's greatest ventriloquist
Milton Berle
Comic
12-Jul-1908 27-Mar-2002 Mr. Television
Janet Blair
Actor
23-Apr-1921 19-Feb-2007 Night of the Eagle
Joan Blondell
Actor
30-Aug-1906 25-Dec-1979 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Rory Calhoun
Actor
8-Aug-1922 28-Apr-1999 Auto thief turned actor
Art Carney
Actor
4-Nov-1918 9-Nov-2003 Ed Norton on The Honeymooners
John Carradine
Actor
5-Feb-1906 27-Nov-1988 In over 200 B movies
Jack Carter
Comic
24-Jun-1923   Stand-up comic, actor
Cyd Charisse
Dancer
8-Mar-1922 17-Jun-2008 Vamp dancer in Singin' in the Rain
Jackie Coogan
Actor
26-Oct-1914 1-Mar-1984 Uncle Fester in The Addams Family
Broderick Crawford
Actor
9-Dec-1911 26-Apr-1986 All the King's Men
Dennis Day
Radio Personality
21-May-1918 22-Jun-1988 On Jack Benny's radio show
Yvonne De Carlo
Actor
1-Sep-1922 8-Jan-2007 Lily on The Munsters
Gloria DeHaven
Actor
23-Jul-1925   Summer Holiday
William Demarest
Actor
27-Feb-1892 28-Dec-1983 The Great McGinty
Bruce Dern
Actor
4-Jun-1936   Silent Running
Andy Devine
Actor
7-Oct-1905 18-Feb-1977 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Alice Faye
Actor
5-May-1915 9-May-1998 Fallen Angel
Fritz Feld
Actor
15-Oct-1900 18-Nov-1993 Bringing Up Baby
Stepin Fetchit
Actor
30-May-1902 19-Nov-1985 Professional black stereotype
Rhonda Fleming
Actor
10-Aug-1923   Spellbound
Eddie Foy, Jr.
Actor
4-Feb-1905 15-Jul-1983 The Pajama Game
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actor
6-Feb-1917   Cop-slapping Gabor sister
Teri Garr
Actor
11-Dec-1947   Inga in Young Frankenstein
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
Actor
24-May-1925 6-Feb-2006 Rio Bravo
Shecky Greene
Comic
8-Apr-1926   Chicago nightclub comic
Huntz Hall
Actor
15-Aug-1919 30-Jan-1999 Dead End Kids
Dick Haymes
Singer
13-Sep-1916 28-Mar-1980 State Fair
Sterling Holloway
Actor
4-Jan-1905 22-Nov-1992 Voice of Winnie the Pooh
Tab Hunter
Actor
11-Jul-1931   Damn Yankees
George Jessel
Actor
3-Apr-1898 24-May-1981 Toastmaster General of the United States
Madeline Kahn
Actor
29-Sep-1942 3-Dec-1999 Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles
Fernando Lamas
Actor
9-Jan-1915 8-Oct-1982 The Lost World
Dorothy Lamour
Actor
10-Dec-1914 22-Sep-1996 My Favorite Brunette
Peter Lawford
Actor
7-Sep-1923 24-Dec-1984 Rat Pack member
Ron Leibman
Actor
11-Oct-1937   Kaz
Keye Luke
Actor
18-Jun-1904 12-Jan-1991 Charlie Chan's No. 1 Son, Lee
Guy Madison
Actor
19-Jan-1922 6-Feb-1996 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Victor Mature
Actor
29-Jan-1913 4-Aug-1999 Samson and Delilah
Virginia Mayo
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30-Nov-1920 17-Jan-2005 South Sea Woman
Mike Mazurki
Actor
25-Dec-1907 9-Dec-1990 Murder, My Sweet
Ethel Merman
Singer
16-Jan-1908 15-Feb-1984 There's No Business Like Show Business
Ann Miller
Dancer
12-Apr-1923 22-Jan-2004 Kiss Me Kate
Ricardo Montalban
Actor
25-Nov-1920 14-Jan-2009 Roarke on Fantasy Island
Dennis Morgan
Actor
20-Dec-1908 7-Sep-1994 My Wild Irish Rose
Patricia Morison
Actor
19-Mar-1914   Dressed to Kill
Carmel Myers
Actor
4-Apr-1899 9-Nov-1980 Ben-Hur
Barbara Nichols
Actor
30-Dec-1929 5-Oct-1976 Sweet Smell of Success
Louis Nye
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1-May-1913 9-Oct-2005 Sonny Drysdale on Beverly Hillbillies
Walter Pidgeon
Actor
23-Sep-1897 25-Sep-1984 How Green Was My Valley
Aldo Ray
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25-Sep-1926 27-Mar-1991 The Green Berets
Ann Rutherford
Actor
2-Nov-1917 11-Jun-2012 Andy Hardy's girlfriend Polly
Phil Silvers
Actor
11-May-1911 1-Nov-1985 You're in the Army Now
Dean Stockwell
Actor
5-Mar-1936   Blue Velvet
Regis Toomey
Actor
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law
Rudy Vallee
Actor
28-Jul-1901 3-Jul-1986 Singer, actor, bandleader
Romo Vincent
Actor
23-Dec-1908 16-Jan-1989 American comic character actor
Nancy Walker
Actor
10-May-1922 25-Mar-1992 Rhoda's mother
Doodles Weaver
Radio Personality
11-May-1911 17-Jan-1983 Professor Feetlebaum
Johnny Weissmuller
Actor
2-Jun-1904 20-Jan-1984 Gold Medalist became Tarzan
Jesse White
Actor
3-Jan-1917 9-Jan-1997 The Maytag Repairman, 1967-88
Henry Wilcoxon
Actor
8-Sep-1905 6-Mar-1984 Lionheart in Hollywood
Henny Youngman
Comic
16-Mar-1906 24-Feb-1998 Take my wife, please

REVIEWS

Review by Sean (posted on 12-Feb-2005)

I give this movie four stars. The main reason being that it allowed me to be able to imagine loving my own dog and training him to be special.

I remember my stepfather's expression when I told him I wanted a dog, and to call it Won Ton Ton. To be honest I can't remember one thing about the film, except perhaps half a scene where there is a train in it.

If anyone can tell me where to get a copy of this film I would really appreciate it, it must have touched my heart to remember it fondly for so long. Maybe Mr. Travolta was wrong in Swordfish, maybe Hollywood dosen't just make...

Now, Swordfish is another film altogether. If anyone would like to hear how I took that apart please e-mail me too.

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Review by Stephen J.Beecroft (posted on 13-Aug-2005)

I know a lot of people thought this movie was humorous. Others thought it was just a blatant parade of Paramount stars. But when I first saw this movie I fell in love with Won Ton Ton. I know it was a skit on Rin Tin Tin but this elderly man, a cynical professional writer, cried when Won won the Oscar, cried when he was rejected and cried even more when he was found and taken home into the sunset. I would love to know what happened to the dog who starred in this movie.


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