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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastman Color)

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1.66 : 1
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An unbelievable story
23 September 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you can accept the concept of Dirk Bogarde athletically capering all over the Canadian Rockies, fighting bad guys and winning the day - then this is the movie for you.

The story revolves around a guy who has been wrongly (it turns out) diagnosed with a terminal disease. Sporting a letter from his grandfather he comes to the Canadian town to prove that grandaddy's theory of "oil in them thar hills" is correct. Grandad has died, nobody believed his story of seeing oil one day after a landslide - and to complicate things evil Stanley Baker has built a dam and wants to flood the area where Grandaddy's land is. Our hero meets up with a surveyor who supports him in his quest and the whole story revolves around whether or not they will prove that the oil exists before bad Stanley floods the land.

This movie is worth watching for two things - the ending when our hero is valiantly telling the dam workers of impending disaster (when they only had to look up to see it for themselves) and the unbelievable sight of the late Sid James playing a Canadian truck driver.

The story is unbelievable, but the acting is quite good. This movie obviously cost a fair bit of money to make. What a pity they couldn't come up with something better for their trouble.


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