- VHS video tape format.
- This video is rated G.
- Released in 1991.
- Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family, Western.
The Studio Film Collection edition of The Apple Dumpling Gang VHS was released on VHS format in 1991. It is rated G. The Apple Dumpling Gang VHS is a VHS video tape made by Walt Disney Home Video as part of the “The Apple Dumpling Gang” series. Playback of this tape requires a Video Cassette Recorder(VCR) or VHS Player.
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 in-name-only marriage to hoydenish stagecoach driver, Magnolia Dusty Clydesdale (Susan Clark). Fortuitously, they discover that a mine belonging to the kids’ late father is worth millions. This brings several disreputable characters into the storyline: bumbling “nice” bandits Theodore Ogelvie and Amos (Don Knotts and Tim Conway), and deadly “bad” bandits headed by Frank Stillwell (Slim Pickens). Based on a novel by Jack M. Bickham, The Apple Dumpling Gang was successful enough to spawn a sequel-not to mention several future screen teamings for Don Knotts and Tim Conway.