A List of Truly Great Dog Movies & Toto’s Movies Too!
Compiled and created by Patricia Watson
Created 1996, Updated February 14, 2016
CairnsInTheMovies@watsonmcdonald.com
 Copyright © 2015 Patricia Watson
The “Famous” Cairn Terrier Movie List

1. *Ready For Love - 1934-NA

2. *Bright Eyes--1934-A

3. *Dark Angel-1935-A

4. *Fury- 1936-A,

5. *? Double Or Nothing-1937-A

6. *#The Buccaneer-1938-NA

7. *Barefoot Boy-1938-A

8. *Stablemates-1938-NA

9. *The Women-1939-A

10. *Bad Little Angel-1939-NA

11. *Wizard Of OZ- 1939-A,

12. *The Wizard Of Oz 70th Anniversary Edition-A

13. *Son Of The Navy-1940-A

14. *Calling Philo Vance-1940-NA

15. *Cinderella's Feller- 1940-NA

16. *The Chocolate Soldier-1941-A

17. All The World’s A Stooge-1941-A

18. Love Crazy -1941- A

19. *Twin Beds-1942-A

20. #Reap The Wild Wind- 1942-A

21. *Tortilla Flat-1942-A

22. George Washington Slept Here-1942-A

23. Airforce- 1943-A

24. ?Back To The Front- 1943-A

25. The Uninvited- 1944-A

26. Practically Yours-1944-A

27. Mrs. Parkington-1944-A

28. *The Heavenly Body-1944-A

29. *Easy To Look At-1945-NA

30. *Wonder Man-1945-A

31. Without Love- 1945-A

32. The Adventures of Rusty- 1945-A

33. The Valley Of Decision- 1945-A

34. Undercurrent-1946-A

35. The Ghost And Mrs. Muir- 1947-A

36. Stallion Road-1947-A

37.*? Malice In The Palace-1949-A

38. Backfire-1950-A

39.*? Rumpus In The Harem-1956-A

40. Pal Joey- 1957-A

41. The Sappy Bullfighters-1959-A

42. Anatomy Of A Murder-1959-A

43. The Magic Christian- 1969-A

44. Mary Queen Of Scots-1971-A

45. Edward and Mrs. Simpson-1978-A

46. #Saturn 3- 1980-A

47. Under the Rainbow-1981-A

48. The Stepfather-1986-A

49. One Crazy Summer-1986-A

50. Graveyard Shift-1990-A

51. Hocus Pocus- 1993-A

52. Twister- 1996-A

53. Dunston Checks In- 1996-A

54. The Portrait Of A Lady- 1996-A

55. 2 Days In The Valley- 1996-A

56. The Beautician And The Beast- 1997-A

57. Lost And Found-1999-A

58. Music of the Heart-1999-A

59. Children Of Men -2006-A

60. Death At A Funeral-A

61. National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets, 2007-A

62. Elizabeth: The Golden Age-2007-A
63. Inkheart-2008-A

64. J. Edgar-2001-A

65. Four Brothers-2005

66. After the Wizard- 2011-A

67. W.E.-2012-A

68. Project X 2012-A

70. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel 2013-A

71. The Wiz Live! -2015 A-online

When it's time to settle down to home movie nights with doggies sharing our hearths, hearts and popcorn, what film should we choose? For some time now I have been compiling a list of exciting Cairn Terrier movies. Many of these pictures have won Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs as well as other notable awards, nominations, and statues.

Most of these Cairn movies are available for home usage. A few are unavailable for any viewing as of this publication. If you know of any films featuring Cairn Terriers I missed, please email me so I can watch them, verify the canine actors are Cairn Terriers and add them to the list. If they become available, I will give more plot details.

When there is a star next to the title on the list, it is a film known to have starred Terry the Cairn a.k.a. Toto. I use both her names to refer to her throughout this list. Terry was featured in so many movies that even her owner Carl Spitz lost track. Some sources say she is known to have performed in 11 films. She is documented to have been in at least 17 films. I list her in 22 so far.

After Terry's fame grew, her name was officially changed to Toto. You can read all about Terry in the autobiography “I TOTO” by Willard Carroll, a book you can purchase on this site's shopping page. "I Toto" provided me with a partial list of the films starring Terry both currently available and those not yet available to view at home.

Some films on this list star Toto's pup Rommy, owned and trained by the famous Weatherwax family. The Weatherwaxes  also worked with Terry/Toto and is best known for owning, breeding, and training all of the famous collies named Lassie from film and television. A few films list a Cairn Star, Danny, owned by the famous trainer Frank Inn, who worked with the Weatherwax family early in his career. He was later known known for Benji, training Mr. Ed and many other famous animal stars.

I want to send a special thank you to all the Cairn fanciers, film historians and film fans who have helped me make this list as solid a resource as it can be.

(The author lists television and movie material viewable in USA so that she can confirm the correct breed of dog.)    

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THE CAIRN MOVIE LIST BY TITLE, DATE & AVAILABILTY

Click on "Movies" on the top banner to find the year and descriptions of the films!

Films originally made for TV are listed on the TV page

(*Terry, a.k.a. Toto stars in these Pictures, ?-possible uncredited Terry performance,

A-Available, NA Not Available, #-Steampunk themes)

Don't see your favorite? It might be a naughty dog.

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It's time for Valentine's Day movies in the month of Love and there's plenty of Cairn entertainment! The Cairn Terrier Movie List is overflowing with romance, Try out these films: Twin Beds, Dark Angel, The Women, Chocolate Soldier, Love Crazy, George Washington Slept Here, Practically Yours, The Heavenly Body, Easy to Look At, Mrs. Parkington, The Valley of Decision, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Stallion Road, Mary, Queen of Scots, The Beautician and the Beast, Lost and Found, Saturn 3, Pal Joey,  Edward and Mrs. Simpson, W. E. and the BBC production for T.V. - Pride and Prejudice to name a few. Most of the films on the Cairn Movie list involve romantic plot lines. Check them out! Visit the drop down menus by decade to find plot summaries and cast lists.   
Toto's trainer's hidden in the left tree- MGM's Wizard of Oz