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Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

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Adapted from the novel of the same name by Hammond Innes. Bruce Campbell (Dirk Bogarde) inherits "Campbell's Kingdom" in the Canadian Rockies on the death of his grandfather... See full synopsis »

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Bruce Campbell
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Owen Morgan
Michael Craig ...
Boy Bladen
Barbara Murray ...
Jean Lucas
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James MacDonald
Athene Seyler ...
Miss Abigail
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Ben Creasy
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Mac
Sidney James ...
Tim
Mary Merrall ...
Miss Ruth
George Murcell ...
Max
Roland Brand ...
Driver
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Old Man
Peter Illing ...
The Doctor
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Man at Golden Calf (as Maurice Kaufman)
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Adapted from the novel of the same name by Hammond Innes. Bruce Campbell (Dirk Bogarde) inherits "Campbell's Kingdom" in the Canadian Rockies on the death of his grandfather... See full synopsis »

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Rugged Wildcatters...Fighting the Treacherous Might of the Canadian Rockies!

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9 December 1957 (Sweden)  »

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Främling i Klippiga bergen  »

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Bruce Campbell's got more guts than the lot of you put together!
21 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well looking at some comments I thought it prudent to add mine in the defence of a remarkable film.

Unlike some location flicks and despite the efforts of dramatic scenery this film is failed by it's casting. A film about a Scot in Canada and not a Scot or Canadian accent in site!There is however a strong British cast assembled for filming abroad, a rare treat for Bogarde and co in post war austere Britain and a rare treat of course for the audience - colour! So please accept it for what it is. A rare colour British melodrama to cheer and entertain and perhaps re-awaken the declining film audience of the time.

If you are one that enjoyed the old days of an old black and white TV flickering away on a Sunday afternoon playing a comfort film then this is one to watch one day.

I really don't understand what James Robertson Justice is doing in this, despite his Scottish roots he performs out of character (typecasting above all is the problem here),perhaps he should have played to his strengths and played the part as a booming eccentric, a Major perhaps?!. All the rest give their best and stoic Dirk Bogarde of course is excellent!

I like the warm feeling this film brings to the watcher good may or may not triumph over evil here. I leave you to watch and enjoy the really well worked climatic end. Over sentimental at the conclusion? Perhaps! Glad it was made? Definitely! Enjoy a sweet film.

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