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The Chairman (1969)





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In this thriller an American spy impersonates a scientist and goes to China to learn about an innovative enzyme that makes plants grow much faster than normal. The Chinese government is anxious to keep the enzyme a secret, but it's inventor wants the world to share its benefits. He is killed. The agent, who has a small transmitter embedded in his skull is put in prison. The Russians help him escape.


Gregory Peck
as John Hathaway
Anne Heywood
as Kay Hanna
Conrad Yama
as The Chairman
Alan Dobie
as Benson
Zienia Merton
as Ting Ling
Ori Levy
as Shertov
Burt Kwouk
as Chang Shou
Alan White
as Gardner
Keye Luke
as Prof. Soong Li
Francisca Tu
as Soong Chu
Mai Ling
as Stewardess
Janet Key
as 1st Girl Student
Gordon Sterne
as Air Force Sergeant
Robbie Lee
as Hotel Night Manager
Robert Lee
as Hotel Night Manager
Helen Horton
as Susan Wright
Keith Bonnard
as Chinese Officer
Cecil Cheng
as Soldier, Baggage
Laurence Herder
as Russian Guard
Simon Cain
as Signals Captain
Anthony Chinn
as Chinese Officer
Edward Cast
as Audio Room Technician
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Critic Reviews for The Chairman

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)


December 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Gregory Peck bleeds with nobility, dignity, taste, restraint and all the things that are deadly to an action movie.

November 18, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Not without interest, The Chairman is somewhat dry compared to the other three pictures Peck made with director J. Lee Thompson. Yet the central role is a good fit for the actor.

August 17, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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