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Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

An Englishman takes possession of his grandfather's Canadian land but he faces various challenges such as disgruntled locals, a ruthless contractor, a new power dam and his own bad health.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Hammond Innes (novel), Hammond Innes (adapted for the screen with the co-operation of the author) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Bruce Campbell
Stanley Baker ... Owen Morgan
Michael Craig ... Boy Bladen
Barbara Murray ... Jean Lucas
James Robertson Justice ... James MacDonald
Athene Seyler ... Miss Abigail
Robert Brown ... Ben Creasy
John Laurie ... Mac
Sidney James ... Tim
Mary Merrall ... Miss Ruth
George Murcell ... Max
Roland Brand Roland Brand ... Driver
Finlay Currie ... Old Man
Peter Illing ... The Doctor
Maurice Kaufmann ... Man at Golden Calf (as Maurice Kaufman)
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

dam | oil | flood | canada | petroleum | See All (18) »

Taglines:

Rugged Wildcatters...Fighting the Treacherous Might of the Canadian Rockies! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Främling i Klippiga bergen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Edited into The Protectors (1972) See more »

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Who am I playing this time?
12 January 2007 | by chrislyons12See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film for a long time. I saw it in the cinema in the late 50's early 60's and over the years since on TV. I think it probably still stands up due to the fact that it is in colour, it's a good clean action film with no heavy violence or strong language, and it has some familiar faces in it. Sid James of course was in Hell Drivers playing a truck driver,with Stanley Baker,who was the hero but, in this one he is the baddie, as he was in Checkpoint which also starred James Robertson Justice who was in the Doctor films with Dirk Bogarde. There are probably other connections, but this and the other films are very straight forward and untaxing to watch.


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