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The Manchurian Candidate

One of the finest political thrillers ever made. John Frankenheimer's blend of Cold War paranoia and sly satire stars Laurence Harvey as a former Korean War POW who has been brainwashed by the Soviets into becoming a political assassin. Frank Sinatra is the war buddy who learns of the plot and must stop him. Interestingly, President Kennedy had recommended the book (by Richard Condon) to Sinatra as a potential film and when he was assassinated, Sinatra, noting eerie parallels, withdrew the film from distribution for 25 years. With Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, James Gregory and Henry Silva.

Year: 1962
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Classic Drama, Cult Films / After Dark, Classic Film Noir, NYFCC Awards - Best Film, Based on..., Best of the 1960s, Time Mag's 100 Best, Who am I? Movie Amnesia, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Frank Sinatra, Henry Silva, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey
Duration: 121 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains violence.
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