The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

The Apple Dumpling Gang


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Movie Info

A slick Wild West gambler is forced to look after a trio of precocious orphans in this hit Disney comedy. They soon learn that the kids have inherited a valuable mine but first must fend off the efforts of bandits, including an evil villain and a pair of good-hearted bumblers.

Rating: G
Genre: Western, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jack M. Bickham, Don Tait
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2003
Buena Vista


as Russel Donovan

as Magnolia `Dusty' Cly...

as Theodore Ogelvie

as Amos

as Col. T.R. Clydesdale

as Frank Stillwell

as Sheriff Homer McCoy

as Leonard Sharpe

as John Wintle

as Rudy Hooks

as Poker Polly

as Mrs. Stockley

as Herm Dally

as The Mouthpiece

as Easy Archie

as Rube Cluck

as Rowdy Joe Dover

as Broadway Phil

as Slippery Kid

as The Mouthpiece

as Fast Eddie

as Cheating Charley
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Critic Reviews for The Apple Dumpling Gang

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The traditional ingredients of homely moralising, sentimentality and raucous slapstick are used sparingly, the dialogue is fairly bright, some visual gags are neatly executed.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Walt Disney started by making movies in which animated drawings played the parts of people or animals who stood for people. Later he turned to making movies in which people or animals play the parts of animated drawings.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Everytime I see one of these antiseptic Disney films, I'm reminded of the thrills and genuine artistry that went into the studio's films during its golden age in the 1940s and 1950s.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Rollicking Old West ride lassos some stereotypes.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

A delightful cast of character actors helps the childish story, with Conway and Knotts beginning what would become a somewhat famous, but very simple-minded, film comedy duo.

Full Review… | March 10, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Few people remember anything about this movie apart from the hilarity generated by this scene-stealing duo.

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for The Apple Dumpling Gang

One of the best Disney movies of the decade. It's more of a family movie than just a kids movie. I especially loved Bixby in this movie, he's cute. This movie is fun, humourous, and exciting too, kids and adults will enjoy it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


good old school family fun

danny d

Super Reviewer

cute family entertainment

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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