The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.


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19 July 2014 | CalRhys
A Timeless Political Thriller
The picture that introduced sleeper agents to film, 'The Manchurian Candidate' is a classic political thriller that still remains as intriguing as it was 52 years ago. Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Oscar-nominee Angela Lansbury, 'The Manchurian Candidate' is an outstanding and unparalleled thriller set in the midst of the Cold War, a tale of politics, family, distress and guilt with flawless direction from Frankenheimer. A benchmark of American cinema, 'The Manchurian Candidate' is a film that is is not only a timeless political thriller but also a satire of American history and propaganda.

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