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Manchurian Candidate

Posted by Robert on March 15, 2004

In Reply to: Manchurian Candidate posted by ESC on March 14, 2004

: : I came across "Manchurian Candidate" many time. What is the meaning and origin of it? Thanks in advance.

: It was a movie. That's all I know.


I saw the Manchurian Candidate in 1962 the evening before I was to leave the US for my first overseas tour of duty in Turkey, as a member of the US Air Force. If you remember - it was during the cold war - the Cuban Missile crisis had just been resolved, and we had been on the brink of war. Remember also that President Kennedy was assinated in November of that year, and the Manchurian Candidate disappeared. If fell out of favor along with the cult classic "The King of Hearts". It was not until the cold war "ended" that the "Candidate" was available again.
The Name of the movie - "The Manchurian Candidate" indicated who was really supporting the Vice Presidential candidate, who would become the presidential candidate if anything happened to the Republican presidential candidate."
It is available - see it - and try to remember - Cold war, Kennedy, Johnson, Kruschev, Castro, and Conspiracy. I disliked Angela Lansbury for a long time after that movie.