Bruce Campbell arrives in Canada to take over his grandfather's inheritance, an area on the Rockies know as Campbell's Kingdom. Told by doctors he has a short time to live he just a wants ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell
Owen Morgan
Boy Bladen
Barbara Murray ...
Jean Lucas
James MacDonald
Athene Seyler ...
Miss Abigail
Ben Creasy
Sidney James ...
Mary Merrall ...
Miss Ruth
Roland Brand ...
Old Man
Peter Illing ...
The Doctor
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Man at Golden Calf (as Maurice Kaufman)


Bruce Campbell arrives in Canada to take over his grandfather's inheritance, an area on the Rockies know as Campbell's Kingdom. Told by doctors he has a short time to live he just a wants to live quietly up at his grandfathers house in peace. But he soon learns that a dam is being build that will flood Campbell's Kingdom. After locals who gave money to his grandfather believing there to be oil but losing their money, they all want the dam to be build to give them jobs. Bruce given a letter from his grandfather that says he believes there is oil in Campbell's Kingdom, which would stop the work on the dam. Bruce decides to try and clear his grandfathers name and his claim about the oil. In the progress he has to face the forces of nature and ruthless contactor Owen Mogan. Written by steveocraig

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Release Date:

9 December 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Främling i Klippiga bergen  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


(Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although set entirely in Canada, the film was mostly shot in the Dolomites mountain region of Italy. A Farewell to Arms (1957) was filmed in the same region at the same time, and the actors and crew members of both films frequently relaxed together in the evenings after filming. See more »


Edited into Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) See more »

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Good Old British 50s Stuff
2 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember the praise being heaped on this film as well as on Dirk Bogard when it was first released. I was about nine years old, and never got to see this spectacle at that time. I saw it for the first time on Film 4 recently, and was quite impressed with the cinematography (It was 1957 British of course), but the casting I felt left a lot to be desired. Plenty of English (and Welsh) actors, with corny Canadian accents (Syd James, who was actually South African), and a terrible accent from one I thought could deliver. James Robertson Justice's effort was terrible. In fact, at an exciting part of the plot when my old hero was barking instructions to a beleaguered cast of mis-fits, his almost falsetto pitched voice reminded me of the Goon Show Bluebottle just before he was blown up! A typical British effort of that time.

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