Watch This Film- The Manchurian Candidate

4749584 by Jason Godbey, Creative Director of Behind the Rabbit Productions

The Manchurian Candidate was directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and  Janet Leigh. Based on the book of the same name by Richard Condon, It’s the story of a decorated soldier who returns from  the Korean War with a terrifying secret.

The film is a commentary on the McCarthy era in American history. It’s held up remarkably well over the years and is still relevant today. The Manchurian Candidate was later remade by Jonathan Demme  in 2004 who changed the setting from Korean War to the Gulf War.  Demme’s remake is a well-made film with strong performances from Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, and Meryl Streep, but nothing beats the original.

 

 

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