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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

aka The Manchurian Candidate

"If you come in five minutes after this picture begins, you won't know what it's all about! When you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it!"

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Details: 126 mins · English · PG-13 (USA)

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Cast:

Small Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco
Small Eugenie Rose Chaney
Small Raymond Shaw
Small Mrs. Iselin
Small Chunjin
Small Senator John Yerkes Iselin
No_movie_poster Jocelyne Jordan
Small Senator Thomas Jordan
No_movie_poster Dr. Yen Lo
No_movie_poster Cpl. Allen Melvin
No_movie_poster Colonel Milt
No_movie_poster Zilkov
Small Secretary of Defense
Small Holborn Gaines
No_movie_poster Female Berezovo
Small Eleanor Shaw
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Crew:

No_movie_poster George Axelrod Screenplay
No_movie_poster Howard W. Koch Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Ferris Webster Editor
No_movie_poster George R. Nelson Set Decoration
No_movie_poster Philip M. Jefferies Art Direction
No_movie_poster Richard Sylbert Production Design
Small John Frankenheimer Director
No_movie_poster Richard Condon Novel
No_movie_poster David Amram Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Lionel Lindon Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Moss Mabry Costume Design
No_movie_poster A. Paul Pollard Special Effects
No_movie_poster George Axelrod Production
Small John Frankenheimer Production
Small John Frankenheimer Writer
No_movie_poster Richard Condon Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Ferris Webster Editing

Taglines:

"If you come in five minutes after this picture begins, you won't know what it's all about! When you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it!"

Plot:

During the Korean War, the Soviets capture an American platoon and take them to Manchuria in Communist China. After the war, the soldiers return to the United States, and Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is credited with saving their lives in combat. Upon the recommendation of the platoon's commander, Captain Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra), Raymond is awarded the Medal of Honor for his apparent heroism. When asked to describe him, Marco and the other soldiers automatically respond, "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life." Deep down, however, they know that Shaw is a cold, sad, unsympathetic loner.

Marco, who has since been promoted to Major, suffers from a recurring nightmare in which a hypnotized Shaw blithely and brutally murders two fellow soldiers before the assembled military brass of Communist nations, during a practical demonstration of a revolutionary brainwashing technique. Marco wants to investigate, but receives no support from Army Intelligence as he has no solid evidence to back his remarkable claims. However, Marco learns that another soldier from the platoon, Allen Melvin (James Edwards), has had the same nightmare. When Melvin and Marco separately identify some of the men in the dream as leading figures in communist governments, Army Intelligence agrees to help Marco investigate.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1962-10-24 : United States of America

DVD : 1998-03-25