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.

  1. John Frankenheimer


  2. Richard Condon


  3. George Axelrod


Top Billed Cast

  1. Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra

    Capt./Maj. Bennett Marco

  2. Laurence Harvey

    Laurence Harvey

    Raymond Shaw

  3. Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

    Mrs. Iselin

  4. James Gregory

    James Gregory

    Sen. John Yerkes Iselin

  5. Janet Leigh

    Janet Leigh

    Eugenie Rose Chaney

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The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 24, 1962


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget $2,200,000.00

Revenue $7,700,000.00



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