The Apple Dumpling Gang

A comparatively attractive Disney comedy, set in Californ-i-ay in the 1870s, about a professional gambler lumbered with three orphaned children. The traditional ingredients of homely moralising, sentimentality and raucous slapstick are used sparingly, the dialogue is fairly bright, some visual gags are neatly executed, even Knotts is bearable, and Susan Clark makes an auspicious Disney debut as the Calamity Jane-type heroine.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Norman Tokar
Screenwriter: Don Tait
Cast: Bill Bixby
Susan Clark
Don Knotts
David Wayne
Slim Pickens
Tim Conway
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