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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 21 Sep 1999 12:01:02 -0500
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Marlyn Robinson notes:

> There's an entry on this movie in the IMDB, titled "The Tichborne
> Claimant".  the story of  a long lost son, a great fortune, and the longest
> running trial in English history - actually, there were two, the first
> lasting 102 days to determine if the claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy
> and estate was an imposter, and the second for perjury lasting 188 days (in
> those days a trial lasting more than a day and a jury deliberating more
> than a few minutes was unusual).  Appeals, etc. dragged on for another 7
> years.  At the time, it probably got more public attention than the Winslow
> case did later.  The film was directed by David Yates, written by Joe
> Fisher and stars Robert Pugh, Stephen Fry, John Kani.  So far as I know,
> it's only shown at film festivals, first time at Edinburgh in '98.  There
> was a lengthy article on it in the Australian paper(? mag?) Panorama,
> 10/10/98.  It got picked up by a UK distributor this spring, Redbus Film.

The film is profiled in a flier for coming attractions at the
Lagoon/Uptown Theaters in Minneapolis, part of the Landmark Theaters

Don Larsson

Donald Larsson
Minnesota State U, Mankato
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