Picks and Pans Review: The Manchurian Candidate

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Contractual tangles kept this suspense classic about brainwashing and political assassination out of circulation after its first release 26 years ago. Now a whole new generation can see Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury give the performances of their lives under John Frankenheimer's never-let-up direction. Oscar ignored the picture in 1962. Isn't it time to make amends?

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