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The Apple Dumpling Gang
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Director:
Writers:
Don Tait (screenplay)
Jack M. Bickham (book)
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Release Date:
1 July 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Wanted: For chicanery, skulduggery, tomfoolery and habitual bungling! See more »
Plot:
Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A Western Comedy: Disney Style See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bill Bixby ... Russel Donavan

Susan Clark ... Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale

Don Knotts ... Theodore Ogelvie

Tim Conway ... Amos

David Wayne ... Col. T.R. Clydesdale

Slim Pickens ... Frank Stillwell

Harry Morgan ... Homer McCoy

John McGiver ... Leonard Sharpe

Don Knight ... John Wintle
Clay O'Brien ... Bobby Bradley

Brad Savage ... Clovis Bradley
Stacy Manning ... Celia Bradley

Dennis Fimple ... Rudy Hooks
Pepe Callahan ... Clemons
Iris Adrian ... Poker Polly

Fran Ryan ... Mrs. Stockley

Bing Russell ... Herm Dally
James Brodhead ... The Mouthpiece (as James E. Brodhead)
Jim Boles ... Easy Archie
Olan Soule ... Rube Cluck (as Olan Soulé)
Tom Waters ... Rowdy Joe Dover
Dawn Little Sky ... Big Foot
Joshua Shelley ... Broadway Phil
Richard Lee-Sung ... Oh So
Arthur Wong ... No So
Dick Winslow ... Slippery Sid
Bill Dunbar ... Fast Eddie
Wally K. Berns ... Cheating Charley (as Wally Berns)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmie Booth ... Barfly (uncredited)
Owen Bush ... Sleeping Fireman (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Mover (uncredited)
Bruce Kimmel ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Robinson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bart Russell ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Tracy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Larry Vincent ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Old Prospector (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Tokar 
 
Writing credits
Don Tait (screenplay)

Jack M. Bickham (book)

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
 
Film Editing by
Ray de Leuw 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
John A. Kuri  (as John Kuri)
 
Costume Design by
Shelby Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ronald R. Grow .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald R. Grow .... assistant director
Pat Kehoe .... second assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Frank Regula .... sound mixer
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Donna Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Robles .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Iceland:L | USA:G

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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Amos and Theodore are handling the dynamite, they keep saying it will go off if it hits the floor. This is a flawed way of thinking. Dynamite requires a special chemical reaction to be set off, hitting the floor is not enough. However in a previous scene, the bank owner proclaims that the dynamite is "sweating" meaning that a simple drop could set it off.See more »
Quotes:
Bobby:Where's your friend?
Theodore:He better be in another county!
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Western Comedy: Disney Style, 2 December 2008
Author: fomlife777 from United States

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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