The Manchurian Candidate (24-Oct-1962)|
Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: George Axelrod
From novel: The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
Music Composed and Conducted by: David Amram
Producers: George Axelrod; John Frankenheimer
Keywords: Drama, Assassination, Cold War, POTUS
Medal of Honor winner Raymond Shaw saved his platoon during the Korean War, by getting them back from behind enemy lines. But one that he saved has recurring nightmares about Shaw, and all may not be as it seems; could the entire platoon have been brainwashed? Angela Lansbury, Laurence Harvey, and Frank Sinatra are all turn in superb performances in this red scare paranoid thriller. Lansbury received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress; also nominated for Best Editing.
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Review by Joey (posted on 4-Sep-2005)
I've seen this movie a few times. I think it's one of the best political and/or psychological thrillers ever made. Sinatra is always a favorite. Angela Lansbury is amazing in her portrayal of Raymond's sinister mother who devises a plan to get her nincompoop of a husband elected president... it gave me goose bumps! This really hit home. This film is a subcutaneous serenade to what can happen. It definitely gets under your skin.
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