The Tichborne Claimant

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The Tichborne Claimant

based on a true story historical

The Tichborne Claimant

Release Date: August 01, 1998

Year    :   1998
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Redbus Film Distribution, Bigger Picture Company, Isle of Man Film Commission, Swiftcall
Director    :   David Yates
Producers    :   Ann Harrison-Baxter, Christopher Payne, Tom McCabe, Philip Keenan
Writers    :   Sukey Fisher
RunTime    :   98 mins.

Based on a true story, set in the late 19th century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answer's Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter succesfully pass himself off to friends, family and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all.


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