The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Script

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Director:John Frankenheimer
Written by:George Axelrod (Screenplay), Richard Condon (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and soon races to uncover a terrible plot.