The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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Nov 03, 2020

The Manchurian Candidate Series Episode 1

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Election got you stressed? Tune out today’s political noise and vote to reinstate the 1962 Manchurian Candidate instead. Can troubled soldier Frank Sinatra stop Deep State Communists from using a brainwashed Korean War vet to gain control of the White House? And would the country be any better off run by Angela Lansbury, who uses her windbag husband and the power of television to promote Red Scare fake news and Murder, She Wrote reruns? Find out if Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie endorse this paranoid classic. Listen Now! 

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Movie Details

Series
Manchurian Candidate
Original Title
The Manchurian Candidate
Title
The Manchurian Candidate
Director
John Frankenheimer
Author
Producer
George Axelrod, John Frankenheimer
Writer
Actors
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, James Gregory, Janet Leigh, Henry Silva, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver, Khigh Dhiegh, James Edwards, Douglas Henderson, Albert Paulsen, Barry Kelley, Lloyd Corrigan, Madame Spivy, Bess Flowers, Leoda Richards, Reggie Nalder, Colin Kenny, Bert Stevens, Arthur Tovey, Paul Frees, Whit Bissell, James Yagi, Tom Lowell
Runtime
2 h 06 min
Release Date
1 October 1962
Genres
Thriller, Drama
Overview
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 soon races to uncover a terrible plot.

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