The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

The Apple Dumpling Gang stars Bill Bixby as Russell Donovan, a slick frontier gambler. In Runyon-esque fashion, he is compelled to look after three precocious oprhaned kids. He can't handle the responsibilities alone, so he agrees to an… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

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

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Rollicking Old West ride lassos some stereotypes.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

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.

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TV Guide

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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.… More
Leigh Ryan
It was alright.
danny d
good old school family fun
Jason Vargo
The Apple Dumpling Gang is an innocent and innocuous Disney family film which doesn't have a whole lot to say and doesn't particularly care.… More
jay nixon
cute family entertainment
Isaac H
Funny, smart, good acting, and lots of fun for everyone! I highly reccomend seeing it!