MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 230 this week

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

G  |   |  Family, Comedy, Western  |  1 July 1975 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 3,194 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 10 critic

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 May 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 03 Jul 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Apple Dumpling Gang.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two would-be safe-crackers 'sort of' kidnap the two grandchildren of millionaire J. W. Osborne. In a story somewhat reminiscent of O. Henry's The Ransom of Red Chief, the ransom amount ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts
Family | Western | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Jim Dale, Darren McGavin, Karen Valentine
Family | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees,Amos and Theodore.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson
Gus (1976)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne
Stars: Don Knotts, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Freeman
Comedy | Family | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin
Stars: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, Harry Morgan
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars
Family | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out.

Director: Bruce Bilson
Stars: Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Russel Donavan
...
Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale
...
...
...
Col. T.R. Clydesdale
...
...
Homer McCoy
...
Leonard Sharpe
...
John Wintle
Clay O'Brien ...
Bobby Bradley
...
Clovis Bradley
Stacy Manning ...
Celia Bradley
...
Rudy Hooks
Pepe Callahan ...
Clemons
Iris Adrian ...
Poker Polly
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gold | outlaw | bank | orphan | bachelor | See All (64) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Semmelknödelbande  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Goofy Scream: When Theodore & Amos fall from the ladder while trying to get onto the roof of the bank. See more »

Goofs

When Magnolia saddles her horse to chase Stillwell, the body double is a man. 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.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wedding Daze (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Apple Dumpling Gang
By Shane Tatum
Sung by Randy Sparks and 'The Back Porch Majority'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Funnier Than Most!
27 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In the 1970's, Disney churned out cheap film after cheap film meant to draw children in without spending much money. They had mediocre acting, mediocre laughs and often obscure and pointless plots.

Out of all these films, The Apple Dumpling Gang is one of the few that succeeds in capturing the audience. This is entirely due to the splendid performances by Don Knotts and Tim Conway. These accomplished comedy actors give perhaps the most hilarious performances that Disney has delivered to date.

The plot is pretty pointless, most of the acting is only okay, but the dialogue and action, especially from Knotts and Conway, is hilarious. Catch this film if you just want to laugh.

You can also see the sequel, which delivers quite a few laughs but is a little too weird and pointless for my taste.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Memories of this movie... scott_geiger-1
Who were the Apple Dumpling Gang? phillise
What was the tune the melodeon played? browntable759
40 years old this year coonbay
Discuss The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?