The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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

  • Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1962-10-01
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 551 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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    Art George R. Nelson Set Decoration
    Sound Richard Carruth Music Editor
    Writing George Axelrod Screenplay
    Production George Axelrod Producer
    Production Howard W. Koch Executive Producer
    Editing Ferris Webster Editor
    Art Richard Sylbert Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Ron Berkeley Makeup Artist
    Art Philip M. Jefferies Art Direction
    Directing John Frankenheimer Director
    Production John Frankenheimer Producer
    Sound Joe Edmondson Sound Mixer
    Writing Richard Condon Novel
    Sound David Amram Original Music Composer
    Camera Lionel Lindon Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Moss Mabry Costume Design
    Crew A. Paul Pollard Special Effects
    Costume & Make-Up Bernard Ponedel Makeup Artist
    Editing Carl Mahakian Assistant Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Jack Freeman Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Mary Westmoreland Hairstylist
    Sound Del Harris Sound Effects Editor
    Directing Joseph C. Behm Assistant Director
    Crew Thom Conroy Dialect Coach
    Art Arden Cripe Property Master
    Camera John Mehl Camera Operator
    Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Parkinson Makeup Artist