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The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

 -  Family | Comedy | Western  -  1 July 1975 (USA)
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Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

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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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gold | outlaw | bank | orphan | bachelor | See more »

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Wanted: For chicanery, skulduggery, tomfoolery and habitual bungling! See more »

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Family | Comedy | Western

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1 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az almagombóc banda  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Last cinema film of Bill Bixby. See more »

Goofs

On the DVD, when the kids set off the musical machine, the banjo has a REMO head on it. REMO was not around in the 1800's. See more »

Quotes

Theodore Oglivie: Amos, that's the most humiliating thing that's ever happened to me.
Amos Tucker: I know.
Theodore Ogelvie: Three bitty kids with shovels walk right into our hideout and get the drop on us.
Amos Tucker: I know.
Theodore Oglivie: And you burnt my hand, Amos.
Amos Tucker: Well, I'm sorry about that.
Theodore Oglivie: And you scorched a hole in my best shirt!
Amos Tucker: Well, I can fix that.
Theodore Oglivie: [suddenly blows his top] Why did you tell me those three bitty kids were a posse?
Amos Tucker: Well, I thought I saw them hiding down there in the bushes.
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Followed by The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979) 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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One of Disney's best live-action films.
21 May 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

One of the best live-action Disney movies. A sweet story about misplaced children, an unwilling but good-intentioned gambler as a foster parent and two bumbling crooks as the comic foil. Bill Bixby, of "My Favorite Martian" and "The Hulk" fame, plays Russell Donovan, the roaming gambler who is unwittingly stuck with some "valuables." Tim Conway and Don Knotts, a little past their prime, play the hapless crooks known as the "Hash Knife Outfit." Susan Clark plays the tomboy stage coach driver who fills in as the kids mother. It also stars Harry Morgan as the town sheriff. Beautiful scenery, lots of action, comedy, and a fabulous saloon brawl that is the highlight of the film.


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