The Manchurian Candidate

Showings

The Bay Theatre Fri, Oct 9 7:30 PM
The Bay Theatre Sat, Oct 10 7:30 PM
The Bay Theatre Sun, Oct 11 4:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1962
Rating:PG-13
Genre:Thriller
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Frankenheimer
Cast:Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh

Description

Major Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) is an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He served valiantly as a Captain in the Korean war and his Sergeant, Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), even received the Medal of Honor. Marco has a major problem however: he has a recurring nightmare, one where two members of his squad were killed by Shaw. He's put on indefinite sick leave and visits Shaw in New York City. Shaw, for his part. has established himself well, despite the misgivings of his domineering mother, Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin (Dame Angela Lansbury). She is a red-baiter, accusing anyone who disagrees with her right-wing reactionary views of being a Communist. Raymond hates her, not only for how she's treated him, but equally because of his stepfather, the ineffectual U.S. Senator John Iselin (James Gregory), who is intent on seeking higher office. When Marco learns that others in his Korean War unit have had nightmares similar to his own, he realizes that something happened to all of them in Korea, and that Raymond Shaw is the focal point.