The Chairman

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J. Lee Thompson The Guns of Navarone directed this Cold War action thriller. Gregory Peck is the American Dr. John Hathaway, a Noble Prize-winning scientist, teaching at a university in London. Lieutenant General Shelby Arthur Hill, from the American Embassy, asks Hathaway to go on a mission to Communist China to obtain an enzyme, being developed by his old teacher Soong Li Keye Luke, that permits crops to grow in any climate. Since the country holding the formula to this growth enzyme would be able to control ...
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Overview

J. Lee Thompson The Guns of Navarone directed this Cold War action thriller. Gregory Peck is the American Dr. John Hathaway, a Noble Prize-winning scientist, teaching at a university in London. Lieutenant General Shelby Arthur Hill, from the American Embassy, asks Hathaway to go on a mission to Communist China to obtain an enzyme, being developed by his old teacher Soong Li Keye Luke, that permits crops to grow in any climate. Since the country holding the formula to this growth enzyme would be able to control the world, Shelby tells Hathaway that both the United States and the Soviet Union are anxious that the enzyme not stay in China. Hathaway doesn't want to go because of a burgeoning love affair with attractive professor Kay Hanna Anne Heywood and an opposition he holds to American foreign policy. But a call from the President changes his mind, and he is off to China. A transmitter is placed in his skull so that he can communicate with London. But Hathaway doesn't realize that the head implant can also be detonated from London, if necessary, and blow Hathaway's brains out. In China, Hathaway works with his old mentor Soong Li to perfect the enzyme. As they are near completion, the Red Guard storms the laboratory and attack Soong Li because of his opposition to the new movement in China, and Hathaway has to flee the country. Detecting the transmitter in Hathaway's head, the Chinese are in full pursuit. Hathaway makes it to the Sino-Soviet border, but then Shelby decides to activate the explosive device in Hathaway's head once he crosses over into Russia.
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Special Features

Commentary by film historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer; The Chairman mini-film; Alternate scene from international release
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • UPC: 024543381327
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,935

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck John Hathaway
Anne Heywood Kay Hanna
Arthur Hill Shelby
Alan Dobie Benson
Conrad Yama The Chairman
Zienia Merton Ting Ling
Eric Young Yin
Burt Kwouk Chang Shou
Alan White Gardner
Francisca Tu Soong Chu
Mai Ling Stewardess
Janet Key First Girl Student
Gordon Sterne Air Force Sergeant
Robbie Lee Hotel Night Manager
Helen Horton Susan Wright
Keith Bonnard Chinese Officer
Cecil Cheng Soldier, Baggage
Laurence Herder Russian Guard
Simon Cain Signals Captain
Anthony Chinn Chinese Officer
Edward Cast Audio Room Technician
Ori Levy Sherlov
Keye Luke Prof. Soing Li
Technical Credits
J. Lee Thompson Director
Mort Abrahams Producer
Richard Best Editor
Trevor Crole-Rees Makeup
Anna Duse Costumes/Costume Designer
Ferdinand Fairfax Asst. Director
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Maddow Screenwriter
Dudley Messenger Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Moore Cinematographer
Peter Mullins Art Director
Arthur Taksen Set Decoration/Design
John Wilcox Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Chairman
1. Main Titles/A Clever Man [4:11]
2. Operation Minotaur [3:39]
3. The Mission [5:18]
4. Implant [3:43]
5. Stupid Instinct [2:21]
6. Streets of Hong Kong [3:19]
7. House of Elegant Pleasure [2:35]
8. Rich, Sick and Filthy [1:09]
9. Seduction [4:56]
10. Welcome to China [4:11]
11. The Red Guard [2:03]
12. Nasty Rumor [2:55]
13. The Chairman [4:53]
14. Great Idea [4:28]
15. The Enzyme Lab [6:26]
16. Difficulties [4:06]
17. Useless Scientist [3:23]
18. To Serve Humanity [1:53]
19. Zeroing In [6:23]
20. The Little Red Book [2:40]
21. John Escapes [4:17]
22. Race to the Border [:57]
23. Jeep Crash [2:33]
24. Electrified Fence [5:09]
25. Countdown [3:12]
26. Love of Country [1:57]
27. The Formula [2:35]
28. Be My Girl/End Titles [2:24]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Chairman
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio: English Mono
      Language and Audio: English Stereo
      Language and Audio: Spanish Mono
      Language and Audio: French Mono
      Language and Audio: Commentary by Film Historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Film Historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer: On
      Commentary by Film Historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer: Off
      The Chairman Mini-Film
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      Alternate Scenes - International Version
         Women at Your Disposal
         Butterflies in the Bedroom
      Trailers
         The Chairman
         Our Man Flint
         In Like Flint
         The Quiller Memorandum
         Deadfall
         Peeper
         The Magus
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