A List of Truly Great Dog Movies & Toto’s Movies Too!
Compiled and created by Patricia J. Watson
Created 1996, Updated December 25, 2021
 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. *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. Step By Step -1946-A

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

37. Stallion Road-1947-A

38. You Were Meant For Me-A

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

40. Backfire-1950-A

41. Whip Hand-1951-A 

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

41. Pal Joey- 1957-A

42. The Sappy Bullfighters-1959-A

43. Anatomy Of A Murder-1959-A

44. The Magic Christian- 1969-A

45. Mary Queen Of Scots-1971-A

46. Edward and Mrs. Simpson-1978-A

47. #Saturn 3- 1980-A

48. Under the Rainbow-1981-A

49. The Journey of Natty Gann-1985-A

50. The Stepfather-1986-A

51. One Crazy Summer-1986-A

52. Graveyard Shift-1990-A

53. Hocus Pocus- 1993-A

54. Twister- 1996-A

55. Dunston Checks In- 1996-A

56. The Portrait Of A Lady- 1996-A

57. 2 Days In The Valley- 1996-A

58. The Beautician And The Beast- 1997-A

59. Lost And Found-1999-A

60. Music of the Heart-1999-A

61. Happy Endings-2005-A

62. Children Of Men -2006-A

63. Death At A Funeral-A

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

65. Elizabeth: The Golden Age-2007-A
66. Inkheart-2008-A

67. J. Edgar-2001-A

68. Four Brothers-2005

69. After the Wizard- 2011-A

70. W.E.-2012-A

71. Project X 2012-A

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

73. 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 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, 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.)    




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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Click the About page to see the Pet's Carol for the Holidays and our Teddy Memorial. He was a Cairn who shared our popcorn & our hearts.
The holidays are in full swing and there are plenty of films to enjoy while wrapping presents and sipping eggnog. Try the Christmas favorite Son of the Navy from 1940, or enjoy a young Bing Crosby in 1937's Double or Nothing where a Cairn, Toto, helps a group of strangers find the meaning of happiness and the funds to put on a nightclub show. There are plenty of other musicals with Cairns, The Wizard of Oz 1939, Bright Eyes 1934, The Chocolate Soldier 1941, or Pal Joey 1957.
Don't see something you think should be on the list? Look on our Naughty Dogs page for film and TV sightings of canine actors that are NOT Cairns, but fans asked us to check.
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:

Cairn Movies

Ben Is Back (2018)

Geordie (1955), possible

Kingsman (2015)

Kingsman, The Golden Circle (2017)

Legends of Oz, Dorothy’s Return (2014)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

Seven  Days Ashore (1944)

The Hidden Eye (1945)

The Woman in White (1948)

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (1987)

Three Stooges, Sweet and Hot (1958)

Three Stooges, Sappy Bullfighters (1959)

Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz (2011)

BBC’s adaptation of War in Peace (2016)

Wilson (2017)


Cairn TV Shows

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)