The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Spy Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir, Neo-Noir, Political Thriller Film, Psychological Thriller Film, Spy  |   Release Date - Oct 24, 1962  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American black-and-white Cold War neo-noir suspense thriller, produced by George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer, directed by John Frankenheimer, and starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Janet Leigh; co-starring are Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, and James Gregory. The screenplay by George Axelrod is based on the 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon.

The Manchurian Candidate concerns the brainwashing of the son of a prominent right-wing political family, who becomes an unwitting assassin in an international communist conspiracy. The film was released in the United States on October 24, 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was well-received and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

The Manchurian Candidate was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$2,200,000

Box Office

$2,757,256

Themes

Tags

Brainwashed Assassin, Brainwashing, Cold War, Conspiracy, Cult, Espionage, Espionage, Film Based On A Novel, Korean War, Manchurian Candidate, Medal Of Honor, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Political Film, Queen Of Diamonds

Attributes

Based On: The Manchurian Candidate
Filming Location: Santa Monica
Narrative Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City
Subject: brainwashing, espionage, Korean War

Alternate Titles

A mandzsúriai jelölt
HU
Botschafter der Angst
AT, DE
Candidatul Manciurian
RO
Casuslara Karşı
TR
De geheimzinnige ruitenvrouw
NL
El embajador del miedo
AR, CL, CO, MX
El Mensajero del miedo
ES
Hjärntvättad
FI, SE
Kage naki sogekisha
JP
Kandidaten fra Manchuriet
DK
Kandidaten från Mandsjuriet
FI
Kandiday-e Manchury
IR
Kato apo enan allo ilio
GR
Mandžiūrijos kandidatas
LT
Mandžurijski kandidat
HR, RS
Mandžurski kandidat
SI
Mandzuský kandidát
CZ
Mantshurian kandidaatti
FI
Mantsurian sankari
FI
Misdaad op bevel
BE
O Enviado da Manchúria
PT
Przeżyliśmy wojnę
PL
Ruterdame dreper
NO
Sob o Domínio do Mal
BR
The Candidate of Manchuria
IN
The Manchurian Candidate
AU, CA, EC, HK, IL, PH, SG, ZA, GB, US
Un crime dans la tête
BE, FR
Ứng Cử Viên Bị Giật Dây
VN
Ushinawareta toki o motomete
JP
Va' e uccidi
IT
Κάτω από εναν Αλλον Ηλιο
GR
Ο άνθρωπος της Μαντζουρίας
GR
Манџуријски кандидат
RS
Манджурският кандидат
BG
Манжурський кандидат
UA
Маньчжурский кандидат
RU
失われた時を求めて
JP
影なき狙撃者
JP
恐怖分子
CN
諜網迷魂
TW
谍影迷魂
CN
谍网迷魂
CN
맨츄리안 켄디데이트
KR