Type
Scripted
Premiered
Feb. 21, 1988
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
90 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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Noble House

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" of the "Noble House". With his power, he inherits ancient promises, dark secrets and deep financial problems on a small island. Dunross' worst enemy is the vicious Quillan Gornt, a lesser tai-pan. Drawn into the fight between Gornt and Dunross is an upstart American billionaire who tries to gain a foothold on the Hong Kong market.

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01x04 Part 4 Aired: Feb. 24, 1988

Haunted by a tragedy at the race track, the tai-pan travels to mainland China to seek financial aid and returns to face a climactic cataclys …

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The show had 1 season and 4 episodes air in 1988.

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  • The story is based on fact: Struan & Co. is actually Jardine-Matheson and the events of Noble House actually took place over a period of seven years in the 1960s, not seven days. Though…
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    The story is based on fact: Struan & Co. is actually Jardine-Matheson and the events of Noble House actually took place over a period of seven years in the 1960s, not seven days. Though Jardines has transferred its headquarters to Bermuda and sold its shipping interests in 1984, it is still a major presence in Hong Kong; by one estimate, 1 of every 10 shares of stock traded on the Hong Kong exchange are owned or controlled by Jardines.
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  • James Clavell, author of the novel "Noble House" is represented in that book by a writer named Marlowe. Marlow is not portrayed in the film, but his wife is - she's the pregnant woman who…
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    James Clavell, author of the novel "Noble House" is represented in that book by a writer named Marlowe. Marlow is not portrayed in the film, but his wife is - she's the pregnant woman who jumps off the burning restaurant with Linc Barlett.
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  • John Rhys-Davies who played Quillan Gornt in Noble House (1988) played Vasco Rodrigues in Shogun (1980). Both of the mini series are based on novels by James Clavell.
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