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Plot Summary and Review of "The Manchurian Candidate"

Summary: The suspense thriller "The Manchurican Candidate" was, in part, a critique of sociopolitical messages from the early '60s Cold War era. The movie is about a government conspiracy involving a former Korean POW, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who was thought to have been brainwashed by the Communists to be an assassin.
The suspenseful thriller, The Manchurian Candidate, was directed by John Frankenheimer, and written by George Axelrod. The movie is based on a 1959 novel written by Richard Condon. It was released in 1962 but was pulled after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, only to be re-released in 1987 and remade in 2004. The Manchurian Candidate is a movie about a government conspiracy mainly involving a former Korean Prisoner Of War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, played by Laurence Harvey who was thought to have been brainwashed by the Communists to be an assassin. A battle to find out exactly what is going on is fought by another former Prisoner Of War, Captain Ben Marco, played by Frank Sinatra.

At the time of the first release of the movie in 1962, the United States had been engaged in the Cold War with the Soviet Union and American morale was...

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