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Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

Englishman Bruce Campbell (Sir Dirk Bogarde) 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 (Sir Dirk Bogarde) arrives in Canada to take over his grandfather's inheritance, an area on the Rockies known as Campbell's Kingdom. Told by doctors he has a short time to live, he just a wants to live quietly up at his grandfather's house in peace. But he soon learns that a dam is being built 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 built to give them jobs. Bruce is 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 grandfather's name and his claim about the oil. In the process, he has to face the forces of nature and ruthless contactor Owen Morgan (Stanley Baker). Written by steveocraig

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

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Towering Adventure in the Sky-High Rockies! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Främling i Klippiga bergen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

James Robertson Justice (James MacDonald) and Athene Seyler (Miss Abigail) received "Guest Stars" credits. See more »

Goofs

In opening scene, truck driver is on the right side as in England, not the left as in Canada. The movie was filmed in U.K. not Canada. See more »

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In defence of Brit movies
9 August 2006 | by chedwardSee all my reviews

I agree there are many good , bad or indifferent movies but the point is surely , for movie collectors / fans is the enjoyment of the film by the individual. Brit movies never cost anything like the cost of other countries movies to make so the results of this movie are pretty fair for it's production costs. It's also a very clean movie ( language wise) and the story was by a very good writer. I read the book years before I saw the film and the film lived up to the original story concepts. For me it is a great pity that such Brit movies do not receive more attention from restorers and DVD producers. ( It's one I would certainly buy for my movie collection if it were available )


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