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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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Adventure | Drama

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9 December 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Främling i Klippiga bergen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastman Color)

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1.66 : 1
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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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