The Claim (2000)

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  • Kingdom Come Working


Recounts a love story set among pioneers in a Californian gold rush town in 1867.

Inspired by Thomas Hardy's novel 'The Mayor of Casterbridge'. Set in California in 1860, tells the story of Daniel Dillon, a successful gold prospector who now owns and runs the town of Kingdom Come. His plans to expand the town and turn it into a city by the development of a railroad are disturbed by the reappearance of his wife and their daughter. Twenty years earlier he had traded them for the original claim that made his fortune.

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