The Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra Talk by Adrian Wootton

The Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra Talk by Adrian Wootton


2:15 pm - 5:45 pm


Showroom Cinema. See venue details and map...

Dir. John Frankenheimer / USA / 1962 / 121 mins
Cast: Angela Lansbury, Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey


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 (Laurence Harvey) is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra), finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin (James Edwards), races to uncover a terrible plot.


December 2015 marks the centenary of the birth of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). To mark this auspicious anniversary Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London and major Frank aficionado, presents a 90 minute talkĀ on The Chairman of the Board’s incredible life and career.

Focusing particularly on his often neglected film work, the talk is lavishly illustrated with slides, film clips and audio from his major movies including On the Town, From Here to Eternity, Pal Joey and Some Came Running. Adrian will also introduce the screening of The Manchurian Candidate.

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