Playing as part of our series The Future is NOW: Film Noir Hybrids for the Nervous Generation . Hosted by noir expert Elliot Lavine.
An army officer returns from the Korean War with some very dangerous ideas planted in his mind, thanks to a highly skilled staff of Communist brainwashers. Shocking and suspenseful, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE imprints itself onto the psyche like few other films. From the acclaimed novel by Richard Condon and starring Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, and James Gregory. The innovative cinematography is by Lionel Lindon. Directed by John Frankenheimer.