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Apple Dumpling Gang, The
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 80 (Jan 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Tim Conway, David Wayne, Slim Pickens, Harry Morgan, John McGiver & Don Knight

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
This Vault Disney Collection DVD includes, in the Bonus Material menu, an audio commentary track by Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Susan Clark, and Brad Savage; and the seven minute Goofy cartoon: Two Gun Goofy. On the left side of The Vault menu, you can access the 24-minute fond memories featurette A Look Back With The Gang, a humorous 12-minute conversation with Tim Conway, and a two-minute montage of Disney

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 27324
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1975
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/02/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Norman Tokar
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Mr. Donavan (Bixby) finds himself in charge of three orphans, the bachelor tries his best to get himself out of the situation he has found himself stuck in. However, when the The Apple Dumpling Gang finds gold in their dead father's mine all bets are off. A lot of people are suddenly anxious to take care of the kids, and this leads to nothing but trouble for all involved! Based on the book by Jack M. Bickham. Unfortunately, "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again" has only been released, this far, on DVD in full frame. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
This classic movie has been given a very acceptable restoration and transfer. Though still showing signs of the film

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