Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver
More info: IMDb
Tagline: When you've seen it all, you'll swear there's never been anything like it!
Plot: A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.
My rating: 9/10
Will I watch it again? YES!!!
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It's been probably a dozen years since I last watched this and, thanks to my sketchy memory, I'd forgotten how it ended although I remembered everything but the most important (and shocking) detail. Frankenheimer is one hell of a director (well, at least he was until the '80s). That man knew how to make a taut thriller. The cast is superb no matter how you slice it. It's great when you watch movies like this that are 50 or more years old and they still pack a one-two punch to the gut. If you dig this one then you MUST see Frankenheimer's next film, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964) and Sidney Lumet's masterpiece, FAIL-SAFE (1964), two political thrillers that will make you crap yourself with tension.