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
  • Release Date: 1962-10-24
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 323 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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  • Frank Sinatra

    as Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco
  • Laurence Harvey

    as Raymond Shaw
  • Angela Lansbury

    as Mrs. Iselin
  • James Gregory

    as Sen. John Yerkes Iselin
  • Janet Leigh

    as Eugenie Rose Chaney
  • Henry Silva

    as Chunjin
  • Leslie Parrish

    as Jocelyn Jordan
  • John McGiver

    as Sen. Thomas Jordan
  • Khigh Dhiegh

    as Dr. Yen Lo
  • James Edwards

    as Cpl. Allen Melvin
  • Douglas Henderson

    as Col. Milt
  • Albert Paulsen

    as Zilkov
  • Barry Kelley

    as Secretary of Defense
  • Lloyd Corrigan

    as Holborn Gaines
  • Madame Spivy

    as Female Berezovo
  • Bess Flowers

    as Woman in Dream Sequence
  • Leoda Richards

    as Woman at Press Confrence
  • Reggie Nalder

    as Gomel
  • Colin Kenny

    as Senator (uncredited)
  • Bert Stevens

    as Officer
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Second Reporter
  • Paul Frees

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Whit Bissell

    as Medical Officer
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