STEP IN TIME: Remembering Disney’s Matinee Movies is back and this time we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1975 classic film – Walt Disney’s THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG!
Joining us on this journey to the old west are special guests Steve Glosson and Teresa Delgado of Disney Vault Talk. They bring their brand of fun and fond memories to the conversation while Richard reminisces about his first childhood crush, Celia (Stacy Manning), and Sarah watches the film for the first time in her life.
For anyone else who has not seen this film yet or hasn’t seen it in a while, here is a refresher on THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG. Bill Bixby (The Incredible Hulk) plays Russell Donovan, a slick gambler duped into taking care of a trio of mischievous orphans named Bobby, Cloves and Celia. Meanwhile, outlaw wanna-be’s Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show) and Don Knotts (Andy Griffith Show, The Incredible Mr. Limpet) are out to rob anyone they think has anything worth stealing.
Set in the Old West during The California Gold Rush, it’s a fun ride. The children miraculously strike it rich, but that’s when bad guys come out of the woodwork to steal the gold. It’s up to The Apple Dumpling Gang to keep it, and their home with Russell Donovan, safe and sound. Hilarity ensues, and so does our conversation. Exactly how does a show roll from The Apple Dumpling Gang into the 80’s sex-romp comedy, Porkey’s?
STEP IN TIME: Remembering Disney’s Matinee Movies is a monthly spin-off show where we look back at the Disney live-action films of yesteryear. If you are already subscribed to Skywalking Through Neverland – do nothing! This show will appear in your feed.
Original music composed by Rob Dehlinger
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