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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:
Apple Dumpling Gang 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:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Iceland:L | USA:G

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Trivia:
Last cinema film of Bill Bixby.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:
Russell Donovan:[coming to after Dusty knocks him out with a spitoon and sees her coming at him again] Dusty! Dusty! Would you just tell me what's bothering you?!
Dusty:[grabbing Donovan by the jacket] That bed! That great, big, brass bed! If you had no intention of exercising your husbandly prerogatives, why'd you buy that bed?
Russell Donovan:That's it? The *bed*?
Dusty:*Yes*!
Russell Donovan:[holds her hands away from him] The bed happens to be for the kids, Dusty. When the nights are getting colder, they'll need a *warmer* place to sleep. So the brass bed is for the boys, and the smaller bed is for *Celia*!
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Referenced in The Sasquatch Gang (2006)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Apple Dumpling Gang, 14 August 2005
Author: laminuk from United Kingdom

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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