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Apple Dumpling Gang
     

The Apple Dumpling Gang

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Director: Norman Tokar,

Cast: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts

 

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This live-action comedy Western from Walt Disney Pictures gets an upscale presentation for this special edition DVD release. The Apple Dumpling Gang has been given a THX-approved letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.75:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been remixed in Dolby Digital 5

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This live-action comedy Western from Walt Disney Pictures gets an upscale presentation for this special edition DVD release. The Apple Dumpling Gang has been given a THX-approved letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.75:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 and the dialogue is in English with optional Spanish subtitles. Bonus materials include a commentary track featuring cast members Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Susan Clark, and Brad Savage; a documentary on the making of the film; a cartoon short, Two Gun Goofy; an interview with Tim Conway; a gallery of production stills; biographies of the key cast and crew members; trailers for other Disney DVD titles; audio and video tests for fine-tuning your home entertainment system; and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
One of Disney's surest hands, Norman Tokar (Big Red, Savage Sam, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit), directed this 1975 live-action western comedy that remains one of the golden nuggets in the Disney mines. Bill Bixby stars as Donovan, a gambler who unwittingly becomes the very reluctant guardian of three "runny-nosed kids" who happen to possess the deed to a supposedly worthless gold mine. Don Knotts and Tim Conway are fortuitously teamed as Theodore and Otis, two hapless crooks who effortlessly steal every scene they're in. The able supporting cast includes some welcome familiar faces, including a buckskin-clad Susan Oliver as the love interest, Harry Morgan as the town barber/sheriff/judge, and Slim Pickens as a bank robber. Unjaded younger viewers will treasure this G-rated comedy. Like the film itself, the audio commentary contained on the disc really comes to life whenever Conway and Knotts pop up.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
UPC:
0786936192421
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
7,884

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with Susan Clark, Tim Conway, Don Knotts and Brad Savage; Cartoon: "Two Gun Goofy"; "A Look Back With the Gang"; Conversations with Tim Conway; "Disney's Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy Heroes"; "Lost Treasures: The Disney Back Lot"; 1975 Disney Studio album; Production stills; Biographies: Bill Bixby, Brad Savage, Clay O'Brien, Don Knotts, Harry Morgan, Norman Tokar, Slim Pickens, Stacy Manning, Susan Clark, and Tim Conway; Lobby cards, posters, publicity, and comic book

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Bixby Russel Donavan
Susan Clark Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale
Don Knotts Theodore Ogelvie
Tim Conway Amos
David Wayne Col. T.R. Cyldesdale
Slim Pickens Frank Stillwell
John McGiver Leonard Sharpe
Don Knight John Wintle
Clay O'Brien Bobby Bradley
Brad Savage Clovis Bradley
Stacy Manning Celia Bradley
Harry Morgan Homer McCoy
Olan Soule Rube Cluck
Tom Waters Rowdy Joe Dover
Dawn Little Sky Big Foot
Dennis Fimple Rudy Hooks
Pepe Callahan Clemons
Iris Adrian Poker Polly
Fran Ryan Mrs. Stockley
Bing Russell Herm Dally
Jim Boles Easy Archie
Joshua Shelley Broadway Phil
Richard Lee-Sung Oh So
Arthur Wong No S'o
Dick Winslow Slippery Kid
James Brodhead The Mouthpiece
Wally K. Berns Cheating Charley
Bill Dunbar Fast Eddie Card Dealer

Technical Credits
Norman Tokar Director
Bill Anderson Producer
Buddy Baker Score Composer
Raymond A. de Leuw Editor
Ronald R. Grow Asst. Director
John Mansbridge Art Director
Frank Phillips Cinematographer
Frank C. Regula Sound/Sound Designer
Don Tait Screenwriter
Herb Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Tyler Art Director
Jesse Wayne Stunts

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits; The Favor [8:29]
2. Donavan's Surprise [10:24]
3. Looking for a New Home [5:08]
4. Trouble in Quake City [7:34]
5. Theodore and Amos [6:50]
6. The Commodore Mine [6:37]
7. The Dilemma [13:49]
8. Foiled Again! [5:29]
9. "I Do" [8:18]
10. The Custody Hearing [6:05]
11. The Robbery [13:58]
12. The Big Bang/End Credits [6:11]

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The Apple Dumpling Gang 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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I was only allowed to see "clean" movies when I was a child, so the older movies were usually what I was given the option of seeing. I hated most of them, but one that stood out was The Apple Dumpling Gang. You just WILL NOT be sorry you bought this. Don Knotts and Tim Conway make an unbelievale pair and deserved some kind of award for this movie. The relationships were slowly meshed, but the action and comedy never let up. Bill Bixby's best. Trust me, I'm 25 and anyone from 8 to 80 will get a kick out of this movie.
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