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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 »
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Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 64: ‘The Apple Dumpling Gang’
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Cast

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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)
Larry Vincent ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Old Prospector (uncredited)
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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 (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

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Goofs:
Continuity: During the opening credits, Magnolia's seat position on the stagecoach keeps changing. During long shots, she is seated on the right side of the stagecoach; during close-ups she is seated on the left side of the coach.See more »
Quotes:
Homer McCoy:Donovan, this is just a half portion of a town, but we do have certain what you might call rules to live by! You don't jump another man's claim; you don't steal his wife, woman or whiskey; you don't strike a bargain and then entertain second thoughts about the matter. Any one of these offenses could make you the exalted guest of honor at a hemp party.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Funnier Than Most!, 27 June 2000
Author: Anya-fan from USA

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.

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