The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
First screened in July 1999 / Most recently screened in April 2016
Director: John Frankenheimer. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver, Henry Silva, Khigh Dhiegh, Albert Paulsen, James Edwards, Richard LePore, Joe Adams, Lloyd Corrigan, Douglas Henderson. Screenplay: George Axelrod (based on the novel by Richard Condon).

Twitter Capsule: A corker for all seasons, as remarkable for Going There as for the puzzling, slithery routes it follows.

VOR:   Genuinely dangerous, or at least enough so that it vanished from release for 25 years. Even when formal tricks are hard to track or too ostentatious, the creativity invigorates.

Photo © 1962 United Artists

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Lansbury
Best Film Editing: Ferris Webster

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Director: John Frankenheimer
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Lansbury

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Lansbury; also cited for All Fall Down)

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