Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Conspiracy thriller, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War."

Overall Ranking: 357 (Rank from 1962: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 14.29%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch89 - A classic thriller. One of THE greatest/shocking/amazing endings of all time.
Josh of Classicblanca89
Darren of Movie Reviews 10170

People Involved

  • Frank Sinatra (Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco)
  • Janet Leigh (Eugenie Rose Chaney)
  • Laurence Harvey (Raymond Shaw)
  • Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Iselin)
  • Henry Silva (Chunjin)
  • James Gregory (Sen. John Yerkes Iselin)
  • Leslie Parrish (Jocelyn Jordan)
  • John McGiver (Sen. Thomas Jordan)
  • Khigh Dhiegh (Dr. Yen Lo)
  • James Edwards (Cpl. Allen Melvin)
  • Douglas Henderson (Col. Milt)
  • Albert Paulsen (Zilkov)
  • Barry Kelley (Secretary of Defense)
  • Lloyd Corrigan (Holborn Gaines)
  • Madame Spivy (Female Berezovo)
  • John Frankenheimer (Director)