Movie / TV:  Noble House 

Director:  Gary Nelson

Others in the Cast:  Pierce Brosnan, John Rhys-Davies, Ben Masters, Deborah Raffin, Gordon Jackson, Burt Kwouk, Dudley Sutton, Kay Tong Lim, Khigh Dhiegh, Ping Wu, Julia Nickson

Plot summary:  Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "Noble House". Unfortunately, with his power, he inherits ancient promises, dark secrets and deep financial problems on a small island full of people who want to see Struan's fall so they can become the Noble House. Dunross' worst enemy is the vicious Quillan Gornt, a lesser tai-pan, and he's doing everything in his power to bring the Noble House to ruin. Drawn into the fight between Gornt and Dunross is an upstart American billionaire who tries to gain a foothold on the Hong Kong market and has made a deal to steal something that will give him power, even over the Noble House. Unfortunately, that something has fallen into the hands of a powerful Chinese overlord. "Everybody was watching [and cheating on] everybody." Who will succeed in the end?  - IMDB

Peth’s role:  Jason Plumm, a tai-pan of Asian Properties, an ally of Quillan Gornt and a lifelong enemy of Struan and Ian Dunross.  

Reviews:  What Noble House has going for it, big-time, is an improbably entertaining plot. We get all manner of skullduggery: hostile take-over attempts, double deals, triple crosses, back stabbing, conflicted loyalties, personal vendettas, kidnappings, political intrigues, and so on. All the characters have ulterior motives for virtually everything they do, from destroying someone's business to ordering dim sum. No one is what he or she seems, and dialogue is delivered cryptically and with lots of arching of brows.  - DVD Verdict 

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Related links:  In the novel, Struan and Company is based on Jardine Matheson which continues to exist to this day as an Asia based trading company. In the TV series, the building used as Struan's is Jardine House. 



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