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.

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Tim Conway
as Amos Tucker
Don Knotts
as Theodore Olevie
Tim Matheson
as Jeff Reed
Kenneth Mars
as Woolly Bill Hitchcock
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
Louie Elias
as Henchman #3
Jay Ripley
as Young Soldier #2
Nick Ramus
as Indian Chief
George Chandler
as Elderly Man
Bryan O'Byrne
as Photographer
Jack Perkins
as Junction City Town Drunk
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
David Cass Sr.
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
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Critic Reviews for The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

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Audience Reviews for The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

  • Jun 30, 2007
    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 F Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2006
    Not as good as the first, but okay.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2006
    This is a very funny sequel and one of my favorites when I was a kid. Don Knotts and Tim Conway are back as the Apple Dumpling Gang. They still are very funny in this and have great comedy chemistry together in this. The story is decent and has a good supporting cast. A fun film for the kids and the family to watch.
    Corey n Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2006
    even worse than the original but still funny, dumb, and stupid but i liked it too
    Mary G Super Reviewer

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