The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)

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The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)

1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva and James Gregory add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1955.

Countries: United States (80%), United Kingdom (10%), Cuba (5%)

Main connections: Angela Lansbury, Laurence Harvey, Henry Silva

Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Newsweek




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This is true inasmuch as this was the first fight scene in an American film in which a "karateka"a studied karate practitionerfaced off against another "karateka"; however, the 1955 MGM film "Bad Day at Black Rock" featured a fight scene between a conventional fighter, played by Ernest Borgnine, and a karate expert, played by Spencer Tracy add something


Its screenplay, by George Axelrod, is based on the 1959 novel by Richard Condon add something


Frankenheimer noted that what would be plagiarism in the 1960s would now be looked upon as an homage add something


Jilly Rizzo - Jilly's bar was a favorite gathering spot of celebrities in the 1960s, especially when Mr. Sinatra was in New York, and it can be seen in the 1962 film" The Manchurian Candidate"


"'The Manchurian Candidate"' is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva and James Gregory add something


Laurence Harvey - Cold War - More importantly, he appeared as the brainwashed Raymond Shaw in 1962 in the Cold War thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"


David Amram - David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written many scores for Broadway theater and film, including the scores for the films "Splendor in the Grass" and "The Manchurian Candidate"; two operas, including the Holocaust opera "The Final Ingredient", a comic opera "Twelfth Night" with a libretto by Joseph Papp; and the score for the 1959 film "Pull My Daisy", narrated by novelist Jack Kerouac


Frank Sinatra - In 1962, he starred with Janet Leigh and Laurence Harvey in the political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate, playing Bennett Marco.


Angela Lansbury - She had a prominent supporting role in the 1962 film "The Manchurian Candidate" in which she portrayed the malicious Mrs. Iselin


"The Manchurian Candidate" was released in the United States on October 24, 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis add something


According to him, the film's apparent withdrawal was not due to the assassination, but due to lack of public interest by 1963 add something


According to rumor, Sinatra removed the film from distribution after the John F. Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963 add something


The film, in fact, became the premiere offering of "The CBS Thursday Night Movie" on the evening of September 16, 1965, and was rerun in April 1974 on NBC's "Saturday Night at the Movies" add something


Sinatra's representatives acquired rights to the film in 1972 after the initial contract with United Artists expired, but he later stated that he was unaware of the transaction at the time add something


New York Film Festival - After a successful showing at the New York Film Festival in 1987 renewed public interest in the film, the studio reacquired the rights and it became again available for theater and video releases add something


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


In April 2007, Angela Lansbury's character was selected by "Newsweek" as one of the ten greatest villains in cinema history add something


As of 2015 Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva and Leslie Parrish are the only cast members still alive add something