The Apple Dumpling Gang

Theatrical Release: July 1, 1975
DVD Release: September 26, 2003
The Apple Dumpling Gang


Head for cover! Don Knotts and Tim Conway are wild west outlaws who can’t hit the broad side of a barn – but never miss when it comes to rounding up laughs! The hilarity begins when a roving bachelor (Bill Bixby) inherits three young orphans and a wealth of problems. When the youngsters stumble upon a huge golden nugget, they must fend off the greedy townspeople. So the kids join forces with the bumbling outlaws to stage a robbery of the gold. Little do they know a surly gang of sharpshooters plans to beat them to the draw.

Dove Review

What a riot! This classic Disney tale features three cute kids, a nice-guy gambler, two bumbling bandits, and a whole lot of laughs. This is a special edition DVD and is so fun to watch. It brought back memories of the old days with the Wonderful World of Disney on TV. That was family entertainment and this DVD is no exception. Don Knotts and Tim Conway are fantastically funny together. Bill Bixby and Susan Clark make a great duo after circumstances throw them together. This is the way Disney made them – clean and fun. You get a lot of special features like audio commentary with Sudan Clark, Tim Conway, Don Knotts and Brad Savage; a cartoon entitled, “Two Gun Goofy,” production stills, biographies and much more. This classic comedy will be a valued addition to every family’s film collection.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: A couple incidents of name calling like "stupid" and "idiot".
Violence: Some shoot-outs; one man is shot in the arm (no blood); girl is almost hit by a runaway wagon; kids accidentally wind up in a mine car and it crashes through a wall; a man is struck in the head with a gun; a boy kicks adults in the leg a few times; an angry woman attacks a man but it is campy and he is not harmed.
Drugs: Smoking in a couple of scenes and brief drinking in a couple scenes.
Nudity: None
Other: A bank is robbed.


Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Writer: Don Tait
Director: Norman Tokar
Producer: Bill Anderson
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Dave Lukens