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The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Don Tait (screenplay), Jack M. Bickham (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Bixby ... Russel Donavan
Susan Clark ... Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale
Don Knotts ... Theodore Ogelvie
Tim Conway ... Amos Tucker
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 Stacy Manning ... Celia Bradley
Dennis Fimple ... Rudy Hooks
Pepe Callahan Pepe Callahan ... Clemons
Iris Adrian ... Poker Polly
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Storyline

Three orphaned siblings are forced upon confirmed bachelor Donovan (Bill Bixby) in a nineteenth century boom town of Quake City, California. 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 (Tim Conway and Don Knott's). 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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Taglines:

First they blew into town... then they BLEW IT UP! See more »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Semmelknödelbande See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$36,853,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Bixby and Harry Morgan worked with Elvis Presley. Harry Morgan worked with him in Frankie and Johnny (1966) and Bill Bixby worked with Elvis twice, in Clambake (1967) and Speedway (1968). See more »

Goofs

When Frank Stillwell first enters the bank to rob it, he is holding a small pistol (possibly a Derringer). But once inside his gun changes to a full-size revolver. See more »

Quotes

Clovis: What's that?
Russell Donovan: Salt pork.
[beat]
Russell Donovan: I think.
Clovis: It looks like fat.
Russell Donovan: Well, whatever it, it's dinner.
Clovis: [disgusted] That's dinner?
Russell Donovan: That's dinner!
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Soundtracks

The Apple Dumpling Gang
By Shane Tatum
Sung by Randy Sparks and The Back Porch Majority
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western/comedy with Don Knotts,Tim Conway and Bill Bixby
26 April 2009 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this western/comedy starring Don Knotts,Tim Conway,and Bill Bixby is a movie the whole family can watch.there's nothing offensive that i noticed.the thing is,though,the movie is not all that great.sure,it does have a few comedic moments(courtesy of Knotts and Conway),which provide some lite chuckles.but nothing great.the story is decent enough,though pretty unoriginal,and predictable.and most of the movie is slow,and maybe a bit too long.but if you go in to it with low expectations,you might actually enjoy it.i found myself mildly amused and entertained.for a lazy Sunday,you could do worse.for me,The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 5/10


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