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.
Watch for the unbelievable sight of the late Sid James playing a Canadian truck driver.
cast: Dirk Bogarde .... Bruce Campbell /
Stanley Baker .... Owen Morgan /
Michael Craig .... Boy Bladen /
Barbara Murray .... Jean Lucas /
Robert Brown .... Creasy /
John Laurie .... Mac /
Sid James .... Timid Driver /
Mary Merrall .... Miss Ruth /
George Murcell .... Max /
Roland Brand .... Driver /
Finlay Currie .... Old Man /
Peter Illing .... The Doctor /
Maurice Kaufmann /
Stanley Maxted .... Fergus /
Gordon Tanner .... Cliff.
Runtime: 100 min