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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)


Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin, races to uncover a terrible plot.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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Released Year: 1962
Runtime: 126 minutes
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Directors: John Frankenheimer

Storyline


Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin, races to uncover a terrible plot.

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Reviews


100
Austin Chronicle - Marjorie Baumgarten
Angela Lansbury's frighteningly in-check performance is alone worth the trip.
100
Chicago Reader - Jonathan Rosenbaum
A veritable salad of mixed genres and emotional textures, this exciting black-and-white cold war thriller runs more than two hours and never flags for an instant...A powerful experience, alternately corrosive with dark parodic humor, suspenseful, moving, and terrifying.
100
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Here is a movie that was made more than 25 years ago, and it feels as if it were made yesterday. Not a moment of The Manchurian Candidate lacks edge and tension and a cynical spin. [Re-release]
100
Empire - Kim Newman
A dazzling spy thriller that’s still amazing.
100
Los Angeles Times - Sheila Benson
The Manchurian Candidate proves that its fascination is intact. [12 Jan 1998, p.C1; Re-Release]

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