the Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 7+ out of 10

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again ditches the story about the kids and focuses on Tim Conway and Don Knotts –who have given up their life of crime and are trying to go straight.  They, of course, bumble their way into a bank robbery in process and get mistaken for the criminals by Wild Bill Hitchcock.   They accidentally disarm the legendary marshall which sets them off on a wild series of misadventures that finds them enlisted in the cavalry which they accidentally burn down the fort.  The sequel is more entertaining than the original in my opinion due to more focus on this excellent comic duo.

There is a side plot featuring Tim Matthieson concerning stolen shipments from the Fort, but the main focus being on Conway and Knotts was a great decision.   Another fun re-watch of a beloved Disney live-action film.  It can be found on Disney+.