The Manchurian Candidate

A nerve-beating masterpiece, and more timely now than then. Frankenheimer's tightrope walk between campy political satire and suspenser is flawlessly rendered. Based on Richard Condon's paranoid novel. Harvey returns from the Korean War a superhero and holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, but those in his platoon--including his own commanding officer,...read more

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POWs return from Korea to a heroes' welcome, but it appears that they have been brainwashed, and it takes its toll in different ways on each of them.

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  • Review: A nerve-beating masterpiece, and more timely now than then. Frankenheimer's tightrope walk between campy political satire and suspenser is flawlessly rendered. Based on Richard Condon's paranoid novel. Harvey returns from the Korean War a superhero and ho… (more)

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