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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Movie Review   John Frankenheimer’s chilling masterpiece The Manchurian Candidate was the first and remains the best political thriller ever produced by Hollywood. Adapted from Richard Condon’s controversial novel (which I regret to admit not having yet read but intend to very soon), the Manchurian Candidate takes place in the early 1950’s. On the heels of the Korean War, this was a time when the country was in the grip of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings. While it’s true that there was a certain amount of paranoia and deplorable political witch hunting at this time, it’s also true that...
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