The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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.

  • Richard Condon
  • George Axelrod
  • John Frankenheimer
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  • Release Date: 1962-10-01
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 126
  • Revenue: $7,700,000
  • Budget: $2,200,000

Angela Lansbury

Mrs. Iselin

Whit Bissell

Medical Officer

Bess Flowers

Woman in Dream Sequence

Leoda Richards

Woman at Press Confrence (uncredited)

Khigh Dhiegh

Dr. Yen Lo

Leslie Parrish

Jocelyn Jordan

Frank Sinatra

Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco

Paul Frees

Narrator (voice)

Arthur Tovey

Second Reporter

Lloyd Corrigan

Holborn Gaines

Laurence Harvey

Raymond Shaw

Henry Silva


James Gregory

Sen. John Yerkes Iselin

James Edwards

Cpl. Allen Melvin

Colin Kenny

Senator (uncredited)

Janet Leigh

Eugenie Rose Chaney

John McGiver

Sen. Thomas Jordan

Barry Kelley

Secretary of Defense

Bert Stevens


James Yagi

Chinese Officer (uncredited)

Tom Lowell

Pvt. Bobby Lembeck (uncredited)
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