New Movies: Chained to an Enzyme

Pineapples are flourishing on the chilly mountain peaks of Tibet. Lush acreage has appeared in the desert of Mongolia. Red China has produced a miraculous substance that can enrich its soil and abolish hunger. To devise a way to steal the Chinese secret, Rus sian, American and British intelligence authorities confer. Their solution: send in Gregory Peck.

In his two previous films this year (The Stalking Moon and MacKenna's Gold), Peck was saddled with period western costume. In The Chairman he is restored to mufti as John Hathaway, Nobel-prizewinning chemist, professor and...

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