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The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

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Russel Donavan
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Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale
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Col. T.R. Clydesdale
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Homer McCoy
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Leonard Sharpe
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John Wintle
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Celia Bradley
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Poker Polly
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Three orphaned siblings are forced upon confirmed bachelor Donovan (Bixby) in a 19th century boom town of Quake City, CA. After an earthquake shakes the area, the children find a large gold nugget worth tens of thousands of dollars. But their newfound wealth is causing more problems than it's solving, so they agree to "give" the gold to two bumbling outlaws (Knotts & Conway). But they only way they can get the gold is to steal it from the bank vault where it's being held for safe keeping. Written by Tony B

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First they blew into town... then they BLEW IT UP! See more »

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Family | Comedy | Western

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1 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Semmelknödelbande  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Set in the fictional town of Quake City, CA. See more »

Goofs

Early on, the Sheriff states that Quake City was built on a fault line. Professor Lawson who first named the San Andreas Fault in 1895, did not identify it as running all the way through Southern California and for this to be the root cause of large-scale land movement causing quakes until 1906. Likewise, it seems stunningly unlikely that a local sheriff would have had leading-edge, technical knowledge of geological plate tectonics that would have been worthy of a PhD in this era. See more »

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Sheriff McCoy: Dusty's a fine specimen of womanhood! I seen her get caught in a cloudburst once, and I wanna to tell you!
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Referenced in The Sasquatch Gang (2006) See more »

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The Apple Dumpling Gang
By Shane Tatum
Sung by Randy Sparks and The Back Porch Majority
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A Western Comedy: Disney Style
2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For some reason I don't have a lot to say about this film other then the fact that I liked it. That is a very boring and uninteresting review. But because my goal is to actually write reviews of movies that I see and not just become a bland passive movie watcher, I summit this review for others to look upon.

Don Knots and Tim Conway are a perfect comedy due. Their both nerds in this film but Don Knots is the chief nerd in charge. They provide many wacky and comical moments to the film. But it really isn't a wacky slapstick film. It is a family comedy with a serious storyline. It is filled with touching and tender moments and has the classic storyline of a harden man who doesn't like kids and thinks only of himself only to have his heart turn gooey to the kids he's inherited by the end of the film. If that insight spoils the film for you, you haven't seen that many Disney films.

If you want a fun time in the old west with touching comedic moments, that try the 'The Apple Dumpling Gang'


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