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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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Leonard Sharpe
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John Wintle
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Celia Bradley
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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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Wanted: For chicanery, skulduggery, tomfoolery and habitual bungling! 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Near the end, when Donovan and Dusty both land into the river embraced to each other, their hats topple off, and sail away downstream, where Donovan and Dusty would not be able to catch them in time. In the next scene (where they are kissing while standing in the water), their hats are placed back on their heads again just the way they were, as if they had never fallen off. See more »

Quotes

John Wintle: Donovan! I haven't seen you since, ah...
Russell Donovan: Santa Fe.
John Wintle: Right!
Russell Donovan: When you sold me the Marshal's horse.
John Wintle: Right. I was just funnin', Donovan.
Russell Donovan: The Marshal wasn't amused.
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Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Bar Mitzvah Hustle (2009) 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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Apple Dumpling Gang
14 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw the Apple Dumpling Gang when I was a child and I found the film to be delightful. The film is intended to be pure comedy and that is what it delivers.

Don Knotts and Tim Conway are both excellent actors and they provided a superb performance in this comedy. This is a show that I was proud to show my children and my grandchildren as it holds wonderful childhood memories for me.

There are a lot of shows out there today that are too violent, and rude. This show is refreshing in that you can be assured that your children are not watching blood splattering or listening to foul language. This show is in true Walt Disney fashion.


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