The Manchurian Candidate

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

Categories: Thriller, Drama
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1962-10-24
Run time: 126 minute / 2:6
Budget: $2,200,000
Revenue: $7,700,000
Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: George Axelrod
Production Companies : United Artists, MC Productions
Production Country: United States of America


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
John Frankenheimer Director

Richard Condon Novel
George Axelrod Screenplay

George Axelrod Producer
John Frankenheimer Producer
Howard W. Koch Executive Producer

David Amram Original Music Composer

Lionel Lindon Director of Photography

Ferris Webster Editor

Richard Sylbert Production Design
Philip M. Jefferies Art Direction
George R. Nelson Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Moss Mabry Costume Design

A. Paul Pollard Special Effects

Joseph C. Behm Assistant Director

Carl Mahakian Assistant Editor

Arden Cripe Property Master

Costume & Make-Up
Mary Westmoreland Hairstylist
Bernard Ponedel Makeup Artist
Jack Freeman Makeup Artist
Ron Berkeley Makeup Artist

Thom Conroy Dialect Coach

Joe Edmondson Sound Mixer
Del Harris Sound Effects Editor

John Mehl Camera Operator

Richard Carruth Music Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Dorothy Parkinson Makeup Artist

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