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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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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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Bobby Bradley
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Clovis Bradley
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Celia Bradley
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Rudy Hooks
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Poker Polly
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Storyline

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 All (64) »

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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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G | See all certifications »

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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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1.75 : 1
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Last cinema film of Bill Bixby. See more »

Goofs

The suspenders that are worn by Amos and Theodore are not period for 1878. Also the bandanas that are worn by the main cast members are also not period for 1878. See more »

Quotes

Clovis: What's that?
Russell Donovan: Salt pork.
[beat]
Russell Donovan: I think.
Clovis: It looks like fat.
Russell Donovan: Well, whatever it, it's dinner.
Clovis: [disgusted] That's dinner?
Russell Donovan: That's dinner!
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The Apple Dumpling Gang
By Shane Tatum
Sung by Randy Sparks and 'The Back Porch Majority'
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western/comedy with Don Knotts,Tim Conway and Bill Bixby
26 April 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this western/comedy starring Don Knotts,Tim Conway,and Bill Bixby is a movie the whole family can watch.there's nothing offensive that i noticed.the thing is,though,the movie is not all that great.sure,it does have a few comedic moments(courtesy of Knotts and Conway),which provide some lite chuckles.but nothing great.the story is decent enough,though pretty unoriginal,and predictable.and most of the movie is slow,and maybe a bit too long.but if you go in to it with low expectations,you might actually enjoy it.i found myself mildly amused and entertained.for a lazy Sunday,you could do worse.for me,The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 5/10


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