Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW who slowly uncovers the sinister plot.
Criterion collection ; 803
Criterion collection ; 803 DVDVideorecording.
Brainwashing -- Fiction.
Cold War -- Fiction.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961 -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Frankenheimer, John, 1930-2002, film director.
Harvey, Laurence, actor.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925- actor.
Leigh, Janet, actor.
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998, actor.