Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang (television) Television show; aired on January 16, 1982. Directed by E. W. Swackhamer. Remake of the 1975 feature The Apple Dumpling Gang, used as a pilot for a series. The resulting limited series had a different cast, and was titled Gun Shy. Russell Donavan in Quake City becomes the unwilling guardian of two children, Clovis and Celia. Stars John Bennett Perry, Sandra Kearns, Ed Begley, Jr., Henry Jones, Arte Johnson, Keith Mitchell, Sara Abeles, William Smith.