A List of Truly Great Dog Movies & Toto’s Movies Too!
Compiled and created by Patricia J. Watson
Created 1996, Updated October 6, 2022
 Copyright © 1996 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. *The Kennel Murder Case-1938

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 Old Swimmin' Hole-1940

17. *Musical Movieland-1940

18.   The Ghost Comes Home- 1940

19. *The Chocolate Soldier-1941-A

20. All The World’s A Stooge-1941-A

21. Love Crazy -1941- A

22. *Twin Beds-1942-A

23. #Reap The Wild Wind- 1942-A

24. *Tortilla Flat-1942-A

25.  Rings on Her Fingers-1942-A

26. George Washington Slept Here-1942-A

27. Airforce- 1943-A

28. ?Back To The Front- 1943-A

29. The Uninvited- 1944-A

30. Practically Yours-1944-A

31. Mrs. Parkington-1944-A

32. *The Heavenly Body-1944-A

33. *Easy To Look At-1945-NA

34. *Wonder Man-1945-A

35. Without Love- 1945-A

36. The Adventures of Rusty- 1945-A

37. The Valley Of Decision- 1945-A

38. The Hidden Eye-1945

39. Undercurrent-1946-A

40. Step By Step -1946-A

41. The Ghost And Mrs. Muir- 1947-A

42. Stallion Road-1947-A

43. You Were Meant For Me-1948A

44. The Woman In White-1948

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

46. Backfire-1950-A

47. Whip Hand-1951-A 

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

49. Pal Joey- 1957-A

50. Onionhead-1958

51. The Three Stooges Sweet and Hot-1958

52. The Sappy Bullfighters-1959-A

53. Anatomy Of A Murder-1959-A

54. The Magic Christian- 1969-A

55. Mary Queen Of Scots-1971-A

56. Edward and Mrs. Simpson-1978-A

57. #Saturn 3- 1980-A

58. Under the Rainbow-1981-A

59. The Journey of Natty Gann-1985-A

60. The Stepfather-1986-A

61. One Crazy Summer-1986-A

62. Graveyard Shift-1990-A

63. Hocus Pocus- 1993-A

64. Twister- 1996-A

65. Dunston Checks In- 1996-A

66. The Portrait Of A Lady- 1996-A

67. 2 Days In The Valley- 1996-A

68 The Beautician And The Beast- 1997-A

69. Lost And Found-1999-A

70. Music of the Heart-1999-A

71. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day-2008

72. Happy Endings-2005-A

73. Children Of Men -2006-A

74. Death At A Funeral-2007-A

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

76. Elizabeth: The Golden Age-2007-A
77. Inkheart-2008-A

78. Four Brothers-2005-A

79. J. Edgar-2011-A

80. After the Wizard- 2011-A

81. W.E. -2011-A

82. *Those Amazing Shadows, Documentary-2011

83. Project X- 2012

84. Diana Vreeland-The Eye Has To Travel-2013

85. The Wiz Live!- 2015

86. Kingsman-2015

87. Kingsman The Golden Circle- 2017

88. Wilson-2017

89. Ben Is Back-2018







When it's time to settle down to home movie nights with doggies sharing our homes, hearts and popcorn, what films 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 viewing. A few are unavailable 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 are 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. Toto 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 24 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. Some films on this list star Toto's pup Rommey, owned and trained by the famous Weatherwax family.

The Weatherwaxes  also worked with Terry/Toto and are 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 training Benji 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.)    




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)

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Fall has arrived! Pumpkin spice and ghosts are filling the air. Looking for some seasonal Cairn movies? Try "The Uninvited", (1944) starring Toto's pup Rommey. In a Romantic ghost story mood? You can't beat Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", (1947) What about a good ol' monster hunt designed for a Cairn? Try Stephen King's "Graveyard Shift", (1990.)  Do you prefer 80's slasher films? Watch "The Stepfather", (1986) Want some witchery? The Cairn movie list has three witch movies on hand, first, "The Wizard of Oz", (1939), nothing holds a candle to Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch. Next, how about a witchey romance? "Ready For Love", (1934) with Toto has an old fashioned witch dunking at Thanksgiving. Our next choice gives you a chance to party all night with three of the strangest witches in New England, "Hocus Pocus", (1993). How about mad robots in space? Try "Saturn 3" (1980).
Missing a film? Look on our Naughty Dogs page for film and TV sightings of canine actors that are NOT Cairns.  These are pictures fans asked us to check. "Stablemates"(1935) is a newly listed "naughty dog".
Go to the bottom of this page for our new Cairn Terrier Movies waitlist of films and TV shows waiting for their listing on this site.
Here at Cairn Terrier Movies we're constantly updating our content. We have a long list of verified Cairn movies and television shows to add to our website. Until we have completed our full website upgrade, we're making that list of titles available for our fans to peruse. Please enjoy our waitlist of films and television shows featuring Cairn Terrier actors. Remember, some appearances are fleeting. A brief flash of the Cairn in a background shot or walking through a scene may be all you see. If you go through these pictures, we hope you enjoy the search for those moments as much as we did when we found them. Also, we send a big thank you to the Cairn Terrier fans who alert us to new finds whenever they see them. 

The Cairns In Waiting List:

Possible Cairn Movies


Geordie (1955), possible

Legends of Oz, Dorothy’s Return (2014)

The Hidden Eye (1945)

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (1987)

Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz (2011)

BBC’s adaptation of War in Peace (2016)


Cairn TV Shows Worth A Look

Dennis the Menace (1959-1963)

Sara Evan’s music video "Born to Fly"

Brooklyn Nine Nine (2016),  Thanksgiving episode, "Mr. Santiago"

Highway Patrol, Rabies (1957), S2E39

I Love Lucy (1957)

Little Voice, Apple TV+

Mr. Robot, S1, S2, and S3E2l

Outlander (2016)

The Windsors (1994)

Wiz Live, TV event (2015)