Here’s this week’s challenge movie for Darren – Let’s see what he thought of The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
This weeks challenge from Rob isDirector: John Frankenheimer
Writer: George Axelrod (Screenplay) Richard Condon (Novel)
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory
Plot:A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Dated & Slow
Story: The Manchurian Candidate starts when Raymond Shaw (Harvey) returns from the Korean war as a hero getting one of the few medal of honours. His mother Eleanor (Lansbury) and step father Senator Iselin (Gregory) use his new fame to help the Senator’s campaign for re-election.
We meet Major Marco (Sinatra) who is having nightmares about Raymond Shaw and the rest of his unit and wants to get…
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