Laurence Harvey stars as Raymond Shaw- a former P.O.W. who has been brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. The first of what would come to be known as Frankenheimer’s “Paranoia Trilogy” (along with Seven Days in May and Seconds) The Manchurian Candidate is a classic of boasts a brilliant cast that includes Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Leigh and Angela Lansbury - who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.
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Earlier Event: December 11Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, USA, 1969)
Later Event: January 8Don't Look Now (Nicholas Roeg, UK /Italy, 1973)