Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood

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Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Winner
Written by Arnold Schulman
Cy Howard
Starring Bruce Dern
Madeline Kahn
Art Carney
Phil Silvers
Teri Garr
Ron Leibman
Music by Neal Hefti
Cinematography Richard H. Kline
Edited by Bernard Gribble
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 26, 1976 (1976-05-26)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.2 million[1]

Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 American comedy film directed by Michael Winner, and stars Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr and Art Carney. Spoofing the craze surrounding Rin Tin Tin, the film is notable for the large number of cameo appearances by actors and actresses from Hollywood's golden age[2][3] many of whom had been employees of Paramount Pictures, the film's distributor.



Larger cameos

Brief Cameo appearances


The film was originally called Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Warner Bros. It was based on the career of Rin Tin Tin. The story was written by Cy Howard in 1971. He hired Arnold Schulmann to write the script. It was developed by David Picker at Warner Bros. He took the script with him when he moved to Paramount, causing the title to be changed. Filming started in August 1975.[4]


  1. ^ SECOND ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS Byron, Stuart. Film Comment; New York Vol. 13, Iss. 2, (Mar/Apr 1977): 35-37,64.
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ The New York Times
  4. ^ To Rinny With Love and G Rating Haber, Joyce. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 27 Aug 1975: e10.

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