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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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation 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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Barbara Murray was cast as the female lead at short notice after the original choice dropped out because of health problems See more »

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Edited into Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) See more »

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Attempt at an English 'Western' which does not .gell'
1 September 2006 | by hogan-pjSee all my reviews

This film scores best in it's fine sense of location, which is to be applauded as the post war industry made the effort to escape from Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.Where it falls down is the residual ambiance, among the actors, that they are still in 'Titfield Thunderbolt' country.(OK. So that was filmed in Somerset). Nice in light comedy, Bogarde never really convinced in action roles and though Baker may have convinced some (Himself maybe) that he was tough, one feels that a Broderick Crawford or Richard Boone, possibly even James Mason, (if thinly sliced) would have eaten them both on toast, .

Watch for the 'two shot' when Bogarde confronts Baker in the saloon and the bottle of 'Canada Club' whisky on the table jumps on and off its tray.


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