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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John Frankenheimer's first-rate Cold War drama about a Korean War P.O.W. who is brainwashed into becoming an assassin for his Communist captors upon release. Fine performances in a terrific thriller!

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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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