#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
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Could’ve/should’ve been funnier, but ‘The Apple Dumpling Gang’ is still an entertaining enough 100 minutes.
I had a solidly good time with it, it never drags and has a few decent characters and a watchable plot to follow along. As noted, I think they were going for something way more amusing, especially with Theodore (Don Knotts) and Amos (Tim Conway) – who I liked watching, but they aren’t overly funny.
Bill Bixby (Donovan) and Susan Clark (Dusty) team up to strong effect, while Harry Morgan probably gives the best performance as McCoy. The villains are largely forgettable, though Slim Pickens is OK as Stillwell.
Not much more to add in truth, except for acknowledging the nice set design. All in all, the film isn’t anything incredible but I’d still very much recommend it.
It’s Don Knotts and Tim Conway at the height of their careers…you can’t ask for any better comedy…and this was before Disney sold their soul to the Devil…
Bring a friend and enjoy the movie.
“You couldn’t sell hacksaws in a jail!”
“The Apple Dumpling Gang” is quite agreeable, providing a generous amount of laughs and excitement as it delivers the Disney formula to a T. Adapted from a novel by Jack M. Bickham, it stars TV legend Bill Bixby as Russel Donavan, a gambler and rogue who shuns responsibility. When he comes into possession of three orphaned kids, he at first tries mightily to dump them on someone else. But surprise, surprise. The scoundrel turns out to be a pretty good parental figure. But the true sparks fly when the kids themselves come into possession of some honest-to-God gold. And naturally, EVERYBODY in town wants to get their hands on that gold, including a notorious outlaw (Slim Pickens) and two incompetent former associates of his, played by top comedy actors Don Knotts and Tim Conway.
The script is brought to life with some real zest, and as usual for Disney, it’s a decent example of some good, straightforward storytelling, spiced up with fine period recreation and solid action scenes. But as any fan of this classic can tell you, it’s Knotts and Conway that really steal the show. Knotts is perennial flustered straight man to the REALLY dumb Conway, who’s hysterical. And of course, their union was fruitful enough to spawn more Knotts-Conway vehicles, some made for Disney, some not.
But the rest of the cast is quite engaging, and full of familiar faces and top character actors & actresses. Susan Clark is feisty fun in a de-glamourized role as a stagecoach driver, and love interest for Donavan. Harry Morgan is great as always, playing the local sheriff / barber / justice of the peace. The three kids are played by the endearing Clay O’Brien (who became a real-life cowboy), Brad Savage, and Stacy Manning. A running joke has Manning constantly needing to run off to urinate. Also to be seen in this most welcome ensemble are David Wayne, John McGiver, Don Knight, Dennis Fimple, Iris Adrian, Fran Ryan, Bing Russell, and Jim Boles. Richard Farnsworth has an uncredited bit as a mover.
Rollicking entertainment, complete with a feel-good theme song.
Followed by a sequel four years later, with Knotts & Conway reprising their roles.
Seven out of 10.
Another Great Walt Disney Picture
TITLE: THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG was release in movie theaters in the United States on July 1 1975 and it took 100 minutes to watch this movie. The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney film about slick gambler Russell Donavan (played by Bill Bixby) who is duped into taking care of a group of orphan children who eventually strike gold during the California Gold Rush. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jack Bickham. The eponymous gang is named after the American dessert, the apple dumpling. Buddy Baker composed the music for it and its 1979 sequel, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. The song “The Apple Dumpling Gang”, as heard in the opening and closing credits, was composed by Shane Tatum and was sung by Randy Sparks and The Back Porch Majority.
SUMMARY: The movie stars Tim Conway and Don Knotts as a team of bumbling gangsters who try to steal the gold, but later are offered the gold by the children. Conway and Knotts play the leads in the sequel (The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again), in which Bixby and the rest of the original cast – with the exception of Harry Morgan as the sheriff in the first one – does not appear. The Apple Dumpling Gang also features Susan Clark as the stagecoach driver who is persuaded to marry the gambler in an attempt for both of them to keep custody of the children. Harry Morgan plays the role of the sheriff who doubles as the barber and Justice of the Peace; and Slim Pickens as Knotts’ and Conway’s former boss who tries to kidnap the children and steal the gold.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Western
Director Norman Tokar
Writer Don Tait, Jack M. Bickham
Actors Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.75 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm