'The Manchurian Candidate' is "the most poundingly suspenseful political thriller ever made" ('People Magazine') and remains "one of the best and brightest of modern American films" (Roger Ebert). Ask Major Bennet Marco (Frank Sinatra) and he'll say that Sgt. Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a hero worthy of the Medal of Honor. But despite what he says, Marco suspects otherwise. A bizarre, recurring nightmare gives him the uneasy feeling that Shaw is something far less heroic and far more insidious. Is it possible that Shaw is a traitor? Can Marco convince the Army of his suspicions? How does Shaw's powermad mother (Angela Lansbury) figure into all this? So many questions. So precious little time....

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13

Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 6m · 10/24/1962

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When you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it!

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'The Manchurian Candidate' is "the most poundingly suspenseful political thriller ever made" ('People Magazine') and remains "one of the best and brightest of modern American films" (Roger Ebert). Ask Major Bennet Marco (Frank Sinatra) and he'll say that Sgt. Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is a hero worthy of the Medal of Honor. But despite what he says, Marco suspects otherwise. A bizarre, recurring nightmare gives him the uneasy feeling that Shaw is something far less heroic and far more insidious. Is it possible that Shaw is a traitor? Can Marco convince the Army of his suspicions? How does Shaw's powermad mother (Angela Lansbury) figure into all this? So many questions. So precious little time....

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

M.C. Production

Budget

$2,200,000

Revenue

$7,700,000
Part Of
Cast
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Frank Sinatra

Major Bennett Marco
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Laurence Harvey

Raymond Shaw
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Janet Leigh

Eugenie Rose Chaney
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Angela Lansbury

Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin
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Henry Silva

Chunjin
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James Gregory

Senator John Yerkes Iselin
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Leslie Parrish

Jocelyn Jordan
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John McGiver

Senator Thomas Jordan
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Khigh Dhiegh

Dr. Yen Lo
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James Edwards

Corporal Allen Melvin
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Douglas Henderson

Colonel Milt
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Albert Paulsen

Zilkov
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Barry Kelley

Secretary of Defense
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Lloyd Corrigan

Holborn Gaines
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Madame Spivy

Female Berezovo
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Joe Adams

Psychiatrist (uncredited)
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Midori Arimoto

Communist Party Observer of soldiers being hypnotist (uncredited)
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Frank Basso

Photographer (uncredited)
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Mary Benoit

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Whit Bissell

Medical Officer (uncredited)
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Nicky Blair

Silvers (uncredited)
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Merritt Bohn

Jilly (uncredited)
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Nick Bolin

Berezovo (uncredited)
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Robert Burton

Convention Chairman (uncredited)
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Evelyn Byrd

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Harry Carter

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Lana Crawford

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Ray Dailey

Page Boy (uncredited)
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Mimi Dillard

Mrs. Melvin (uncredited)
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Joan Douglas

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Estelle Etterre

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Mickey Finn

Reporter (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Gomel's Lady Counterpart (uncredited)
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Lee Tung Foo

Man in Lobby (uncredited)
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John Francis

Hiken (uncredited)
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Paul Frees

Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Ralph Gambina

Man in Lobby (uncredited)
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Joe Gray

Soldier (uncredited)
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Tom Harris

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Maggie Hathaway

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Maye Henderson

Chairlady (uncredited)
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Sam 'Kid' Hogan

Man in Lobby (uncredited)
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Harry Holcombe

General (uncredited)
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John Indrisano

Reporter (uncredited)
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Miyoshi Jingu

Miss Gertrude (uncredited)
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Kenner G. Kemp

Man Seated Next to Projector (uncredited)
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Rita Kenaston

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Senator (uncredited)
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Helen Kleeb

Mrs. Henry Whitaker - Chairlady (uncredited)
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Lou Krugg

Manager (uncredited)
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Jack Latham

TV Newscaster (uncredited)
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John Lawrence

Grossfeld (uncredited)
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Richard LePore

Private Ed Mavole (uncredited)
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Carl M. Leviness

Delegate (uncredited)
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Tom Lowell

Private Bobby Lembeck (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Delegate (uncredited)
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Rankin Mansfield

Delegate (uncredited)
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Michael Masters

FBI Agent (uncredited)
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William Meader

Reporter (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Reporter (uncredited)
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Marquita Moll

Soprano (uncredited)
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Reggie Nalder

Gomel (uncredited)
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Frances E. Nealy

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Karen Norris

Secretary (uncredited)
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Richard Norris

Reporter (uncredited)
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Julie Payne

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Robert Riordan

Benjamin K. Arthur (uncredited)
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Anna Shin

Korean Girl (uncredited)
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Ray Spiker

Policeman (uncredited)
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Irving Steinberg

Freeman (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Officer (uncredited)
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Hal Taggart

Senator (uncredited)
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William Thourlby

Little (uncredited)
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Arthur Tovey

Second Reporter (uncredited)
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Raynum K. Tsukamoto

Man in Lobby (uncredited)
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Jeanne Vaughn

Nurse (uncredited)
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Anton von Stralen

Officer (uncredited)
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James Yagi

Chinese Officer (uncredited)
Crew
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John Frankenheimer

Director
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Richard Condon

Writer
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George Axelrod

Writer
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John Frankenheimer

Writer
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George Axelrod

Producer
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John Frankenheimer

Producer
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Lionel Lindon

Cinematograpy
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Ferris Webster

Editor
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David Amram

Music
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Joe Edmondson

Sound
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Richard Sylbert

Art
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Philip M. Jefferies

Art
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