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The Manchurian Candidate Overview:

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by John Frankenheimer and produced by John Frankenheimer, George Axelrod and Howard W. Koch.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Richard Condon published in 1959.

The Manchurian Candidate was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressAngela LansburyNominated
Best Film EditingFerris WebsterNominated
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CCU38: The Manchurian Candidate

By Aaron West on May 22, 2016 From Criterion Blues

May 22 Posted by aaronwest Mark, Aaron and Paul Cobb look at John Frankenheimer’s political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate. We explore the originality and how it influenced other paranoia films, how it spoke to the spirit of the 1960s, as a satire towards McCarthyism, and how it has remai... Read full article


CCU38: The Manchurian Candidate

By Aaron West on May 22, 2016 From Criterion Blues

May 22 Posted by aaronwest Mark, Aaron and Paul Cobb look at John Frankenheimer’s political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate. We explore the originality and how it influenced other paranoia films, how it spoke to the spirit of the 1960s, as a satire towards McCarthyism, and how it has remai... Read full article


The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – with Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey

By Greg Orypeck on Mar 10, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! An idea once unbelievable. . . . Then unthinkable. . . . Now all too possible. . . .  A chilling classic. In the recent war in Iraq and the current one in Afghanistan, the greatest threat and concern has been and is—torture.  Although torture had also been a concern in the Korean confl... Read full article


The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – Sinatra Centennial Blogathon

By Summer Reeves on Dec 11, 2015 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) – Sinatra Centennial Blogathon 11 Friday Dec 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1960s, Blogathon, Cinema, Crime, Drama, Politics ≈ 14 Comments TagsBlogathon, Cold War, Crime, Drama, Politics, Thriller ... Read full article


THE GREAT VILLAIN BLOGATHON: BIG BAD MAMA: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE'S MRS. ISELIN

By FlickChick on Apr 11, 2015 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by the wonderful gals at SPEAKEASY, SHADOWS AND SATIN and SILVER SCREENINGS. Click on their links for more dastardly deeds. Mrs. Iselin was the very bad mama from John Frankenheimer's masterly "Manchurian Candidate" (1962). It seems she like... Read full article


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Quotes from

Raymond Shaw: Twelve days of Christmas! One day of Christmas is loathsome enough!


Raymond Shaw: You couldn't have stopped them, the army couldn't have stopped them. So I had to.


Chunjin: I need job.
Raymond Shaw: Job?
Chunjin: Yes Sir, Mr. Shaw.
Raymond Shaw: But my dear fellow, we don't need interpreters here. We all speak the same language.


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When Captain Marco is shown a photo of the Communist official Gomel (Reggie Nalder) at a child's birthday party, the two children in the photo are actually the children of screenwriter George Axelrod.
In Richard Condon's novel, the relationship between Mrs. Iselin and her son Raymond is more explicitly incestuous, complete with a bed scene. Director John Frankenheimer and screenwriter George Axelrod wanted to include that element, but reduced it to the less-than-motherly kiss that Mrs. Iselin plants on Raymond's lips. To appease the censors, Frankenheimer instructed Angela Lansbury to put her hand between their mouths and the camera during the kiss to obscure what she was doing a bit. By time of Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate, the incestuous content between the mother and son shown on screen had been reduced even more, so that the camera cuts away before she kisses her son on the lips, only leaving the implication of that relationship between them.
Prior to the commissioning of the book as a movie, Arthur Krim, then President of United Artists and Finance Chairman of the Democratic Party, is known to have felt uneasy about its subject matter. President John F. Kennedy, as a favor to his friend Frank Sinatra, called Krim to let him know that he had no objection to a film version being made.
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