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Head for cover! Don Knotts and Tim Conway are Wild West outlaws who can't hit the broad side of a barn -- but never miss when it comes to rounding up laughs! The hilarity begins when a roving bachelor (Bill Bixby) inherits three young orphans and a wealth of problems. When the youngsters stumble upon a huge golden nugget, they must fend off the greedy townspeople. So the kids join forces with the bumbling outlaws to stage a robbery of the gold. Little do they know a surly gang of sharpshooters plans to beat them to the draw! If you're aiming for fun, saddle up and head out with THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG!|When planning sets for the film, the designers decided three copies of the bank had to be built. One was indoors on a soundstage while two matching exteriors were built on the backlot, one of them roofless with burned beams exposed.|Location filming took place at the Tropico gold mine, in Rosamond, California, and in the Los Padres and Deschutes national forest in Oregon.|The pairing of Don Knotts and Tim Conway was so successful, it led to a 1979 sequel THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG RIDES AGAIN.|The story is based on the 1971 novel by Jack M. Bickham.|The movie inspired the TV pilot "Tales Of The Apple Dumpling Gang" in 1982, which led to the show "Gun Shy," which aired for one month in 1983.
Watched this la long time ago and wanted a copy for the grandkids, they are (*might) enjoy it as much as I did....Published 27 days ago by Fran Deyell
WARNING! The cover is for "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again," - if you order thinking that's the copy you'll be getting, you'll be sorry.Published 29 days ago by K. Corley
As always a light hearted enjoyable comedy. Great- no sexual innuendos or scenes and no foul language.Published 1 month ago by Ember E. Davis
Both nephews (7) and reluctant niece (9) loved it. I loved it when I was their age, so it stands the test of time.Published 1 month ago by AK
Good, clean fun. Loved it when I was a kid. Enjoyed sharing it with my kids.Published 1 month ago by Larry R.