Fri, Apr 03 | Yakima Valley Museum

Classic Movies: The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American psychological political thriller film about the Cold War and sleeper agents. The film's leading actors are Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh, with Angela Lansbury.
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Classic Movies: The Manchurian Candidate

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Apr 03, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902, USA

About The Event

The plot centers on the Korean War veteran Raymond Shaw, the progeny of a prominent political family. Shaw was a prisoner of war during the conflict in Korea and while being held was brainwashed by his captors. After his discharge back into civilian life, he becomes an unwitting assassin involved in an international communist conspiracy. Officials from China and the Soviet Union employ Shaw as a sleeper agent in an attempt to subvert and take over the United States government. The film was released in the United States on October 24, 1962, at the height of U.S.–Soviet hostility during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was well-received by critics and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

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