The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

Theatrical Release: June 27, 1979
DVD Release: January 14, 2003
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again


Tim Conway and Don Knotts, mere supporting characters in the original Apple Dumpling Gang, are promoted to starring roles in the 1979 sequel The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again. Once more cast as clumsy, soft-hearted western outlaws, Conway and Knotts come to the rescue of cavalry private Tim Matheson. The villain, lieutenant Philip Pine, is undermining the authority of Matheson’s commander Harry Morgan, and Matheson wants to find out why. Featured performers include Jack Elam as Big Mac and Ruth Buzzi as Tough Kate.

Dove Review

This follow-up to “The Apple Dumpling Gang” has its moments, especially from the comedy team of Tim Conway and Don Knotts. To see them dance in drag in a saloon is a sight you will not soon forget. But overall, it is not as good as the first one. Sequels often aren’t as good as the original and this is the case here. The plot is a bit convoluted with several mini plots going on. However, the film is family friendly and many viewers will enjoy taking a peak at it. We approve it for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a couple; a single man very briefly pats a woman's rear as he sends her into the house with firewood.
Language: None, except for a character being called "stupid."
Violence: A bank robbery and a few scuffles-nothing graphic; some men are thrown through a saloon window; a fort catches on fire; a wagon is on fire.
Drugs: A few saloon scenes; a man is drunk but harms no one.
Nudity: None
Other: Some belching.


Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Writer: Don Tait
Producer: Ron Miller
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter