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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again





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Tim Conway and Don Knotts, mere supporting characters in the original Apple Dumpling Gang, are promoted to starring roles in the 1979 sequel The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. Once more cast as clumsy, soft-hearted western outlaws, Conway and Knotts come to the rescue of cavalry private Tim Matheson. The villain, lieutenant Philip Pine, is undermining the authority of Matheson's commander Harry Morgan, and Matheson wants to find out why. Featured performers include Jack Elam as Big Mac and Ruth Buzzi as Tough Kate.more
Rating: G
Genre: Western, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Don Tait
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
Walt Disney Productions


Tim Conway
as Amos Tucker
Don Knotts
as Theodore Olevie
Tim Matheson
as Jeff Reed
Kenneth Mars
as Woolly Bill Hitchcoc...
Elyssa Davalos
as Milly Gaskill
Jack Elam
as Big Mack
Robert Pine
as Jim Ravencroft
Harry Morgan
as Major Gaskill
Ruth Buzzi
as Tough Kate
Audrey Totter
as Martha Osten
Richard X. Slattery
as Sergeant Slaughter
Cliff Osmond
as Wes Hardin
Ted Gehring
as Frank Starrett
Morgan Paull
as Corporal #1
Shug Fisher
as Bartender
Roger Mobley
as Sentry #1
Ralph Manza
as Little Man
A.J. Bakunas
as Henchman #1
Dave Cass Sr.
as Henchman #2
Louis Elias
as Henchman #3
James Van Patten
as Young Soldier #1
Jay Ripley
as Young Soldier #2
Louie Elias
as Henchman #3
Nick Ramus
as Indian Chief
George Chandler
as Elderly Man
Bryan O'Byrne
as Photographer
Jack Perkins
as Junction City Town D...
John Wheeler
as Conductor
Art Evans
as Baggage Master
Ed McCready
as Citizen #1
Ted Jordan
as Citizen #2
Peter Renaday
as Jailer at Fort
Tom Jackman
as Officer #1
Joe Baker
as Prisoner Joe
Allan Studley
as Prisoner Pete
Dave Cass
as Henchman #2
John Arndt
as Cavalry Man #1
Bill Erickson
as Cavalry Man #2
Vince Deadrick
as Sentry #2
Gary McLarty
as Corporal #2
Bill Hart
as Officer #2
Louie Elias
as Henchman #3
Pete Renaday
as Jailer at Fort
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

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

Juvenile, silly and dull-witted.

Full Review… | May 20, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 12, 2005

February 7, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

There's no kids or Bill Bixby to be seen; only Tim Conway and Don Knotts, playing Enos and Theodore. They get themselves into all sorts of trouble; not being the brightest fellows.

They are mistaken for bank robbers and chased by Wooly Bill Hitchcock the rest of the movie, they briefly become cooks for the cavalry and end up destroyign the fort, so are sent to prison, where they learn of a train robbery plot by Big Mack and his gang, which they try to foil, even if it means dressing up like saloon ladies and dancing with bank robbers.

Enos and Theodore are so dumb, they don't seem to recognize their predicaments. I guess that's what makes it so funny, eh? There's some funny jokes in prison as they get the cons thinking Don Knotts is a bad-ass crime boss.

Sadly, their misadventures are intercut with scenes of romance between a soldier and his Miss Milly, which bogs the movie down.

There's not much for kids here; this is more a comedy-western for adults under the Disney name.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the first, but okay.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

★★ (out of four)

Don Knotts and Tim Conway are and will always be two of the greatest comic actors around. Conway shined on "The Carol Burnett Show", and Knott's Barney Fife from "The Andy Griffith Show" was pure brilliance.

In this sequel to "The Apple Dumpling Gang", Knorrs and Conway still have good screen presence, but the material is only so-so. It's typical Disney live-action fluff from that era. It is occasionally funny and offers a few inspired moments, but not enough.

This time Bill Bixby is gone and Tim Matheson plays the romantic lead. He is an extremely likeable actor. Again, he doesn't have too much to work with.


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