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The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) Quotes

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . The Manchurian Candidate completed its run in 1970.

It features George Axelrod, and John Frankenheimer as producer, David Amram in charge of musical score, and Lionel Lindon as head of cinematography.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) is 126 minutes long. The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Frank Sinatra as Bennett Marco, Laurence Harvey as Raymond Shaw, Khigh Dhiegh as Yen Lo, Khigh Dhiegh as Dr. Yen Lo, Janet Leigh as Eugenie Rose Chaney, Albert Paulsen as Zilkov, James Gregory as Sen. John Yerkes Iselin, Frank Sinatra as Marco, Douglas Henderson as Col. Milt, Henry Silva as Chunjin, John McGiver as Sen. Thomas Jordan, and Leslie Parrish as Jocie.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) Quotes

Khigh Dhiegh as Dr. Yen Lo

  • (Chairlady) "You will notice that I have told them they may smoke. I've allowed my people to have a little fun in the selection of bizarre tobacco substitutes -- Are you enjoying your cigarette, Ed?"
  • (Ed Movole) "Yes ma'am."
  • (Khigh Dhiegh) "Yak dung --. hope tastes good; like a cigarette should."
  • (Khigh Dhiegh) "A little humor, my dear Zilkov, always with a little humor"
  • (Khigh Dhiegh) "Attractive plant you have here."
  • (Albert Paulsen) "Thank you, doctor. It's actually a rest home for wealthy alcoholics. We were able to purchase it three years ago. Except for this floor and the floor above it, which is sealed off for security purposes, the rest functions quite normally. In fact it's one of the few Soviet operations in America that actually showed a profit at the end of the last fiscal year."
  • (Khigh Dhiegh) "Profit? Fiscal year? Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Beware, my dear Zilkov. The virus of capitalism is highly infectious. Soon you'll be lending money out at interest."

Janet Leigh as Eugenie Rose Chaney

  • (Janet Leigh) "Maryland is a beautiful state."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "This is Delaware."
  • (Janet Leigh) "I know, I was one of the orginal Chinese workmen who laid the track on this straight."
  • (Janet Leigh) "But, em -- nonetheless, Maryland is a beautiful state."
  • (Janet Leigh) "So is Ohio for that matter."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "I guess so, Columbus is a tremendous football town."

Laurence Harvey as Raymond Shaw

  • (General) "Congratulations, son. How do you feel?"
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Like Captain Idiot in Astounding Science comics."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "You couldn't have stopped them, the Army couldn't've stopped them, so I had to. That's why I didn't call."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Oh god, Ben."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "They can make me do anything, Ben, can't they? Anything."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "We'll see, kid. We'll see what they can do and we'll see what we can do. So the red queen is our baby. Well, take a look at this, kid --"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "52 of them. Take a good look at 'em, Raymond, look at 'em, and while you're looking, listen. This is me, Marco, talking. 52 red queens and me are telling you -- you know what we're telling you? It's over. The links, the beautifully conditioned links are smashed. They're smashed as of now because we say so, because we say they are to be smashed. We're busting up the joint, we're tearing out all the wires. We're busting it up so good all the queen's horses and all the queen's men will never put old Raymond back together again. You don't work any more. That's an order. Anybody invites you to a game of solitaire, you tell 'em sorry, buster, the ball game is over."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Twelve days of Christmas. One day of Christmas is loathsome enough."
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "Raymond, I'm your mother. How can you talk to me this way? You know that I want nothing for myself. You know that my whole life has been devoted to helping you --"
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Mother --"
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "And helping Johnny."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Mother --"
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "My boys."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Mother --"
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "My two boys."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Mother, stop it."
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "That's all I've ever cared about."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Stop it."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "It's a terrible thing to hate your mother. But I didn't always hate her. When I was a child, I only kind of disliked her."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "I've got a job on a newspaper. Research assistant to Mr Holborn Gaines."
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "Holborn Gaines? That Communist?"
  • (Laurence Harvey) "He's not a Communist, Mother. As a matter of fact, he's a Republican."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "My dear girl, have you ever noticed that the human race is divided into two distinct and irreconcilable groups: those that walk into rooms and automatically turn television sets on, and those that walk into rooms and automatically turn them off. The trouble is that they end up marrying each other."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Senator Iselin is not my father. Repeat: he is not my father. If you learn nothing else on your visit to this country, memorize that fact."

Frank Sinatra as Bennett Marco

  • (Frank Sinatra) "It's not that Raymond Shaw is hard to like. He's IMPOSSIBLE to like."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Poor Raymond. Poor friendless, friendless Raymond. He was wearing his medal when he died."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "You should read some of the citations sometime. Just read them. Taken, eight prisoners, killing four enemy in the process while one leg and one arm was shattered and he could only crawl because the other leg had been blown off; Edwards. Wounded five times, dragged himself across the direct fire of three enemy machine guns to pull two of his wounded men to safety amid sixty-nine dead and two hundred and three casualties; Holderman."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Made to commit acts too unspeakable to be cited here by an enemy who had captured his mind and his soul. He freed himself at last and in the end, heroically and unhesitatingly gave his life to save his country. Raymond Shaw -- Hell -- Hell."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "I could never figure out what that phrase meant, "more or less.""
  • (Frank Sinatra) "What's your name?"
  • (Janet Leigh) "Eugenie."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Pardon?"
  • (Janet Leigh) "No kidding, I really meant it. Crazy French pronounciation and all."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "It's pretty."
  • (Janet Leigh) "Thank you."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "I guess your friends call you Ginny."
  • (Janet Leigh) "Not yet they haven't, for which I am deeply gratefull -- but you may call me Ginny"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "What do your friends call you?"
  • (Janet Leigh) "Rosie."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Why?"
  • (Janet Leigh) "My full name is Eugenie Rose. Of the two names I've always favored Rose, 'cause it smells of brown soap and beer. Eugenie is somehow more fragile."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Still, when I asked you what your name was, you said it was Eugenie."
  • (Janet Leigh) "Quite possible I was feeling more or less fragile at that instant."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "What was Raymond doing with his hands?"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "What were you doing there?"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "I remember -- I remember. I can see that Chinese cat standing there and smiling like Fu Manchu saying: The Queen of Diamonds is reminiscent in many ways of Raymond's dearly loved and hated mother -- and is the second key to clear the mechanism for any other assignment."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Intelligence officer. Stupidity officer is more like it. Pentagon wants to open a Stupidity Division, they know who they can get to lead it."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "I've been having this nightmare. A real swinger of a nightmare, too"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "How did the old ladies turn into Russians?"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "You in the railroad business?"
  • (Janet Leigh) "Not anymore. However if you will permit me to point out, when you ask that question, you really should say: Are you in the railroad line?"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "You Arabic?"
  • (Janet Leigh) "No."

James Gregory as Sen. John Yerkes Iselin

  • (James Gregory) "No evasions, Mister Secretary, no evasions if you please."
  • (Secretary of Defense) "Evasions? What the hell are you talking about?"
  • (Secretary of Defense) "What the hell is this nonsense?"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Mister Secretary, I'm kind of new at this job, but I don't think it's good public relations to speak that way to a US Senator, even if he is an idiot."
  • (James Gregory) "I am United States Senator John Yerkes Iselin, and I have here a list of two hundred seven persons who are known by the Secretary of Defense as being members of the Communist Party."
  • (Secretary of Defense) "What?"
  • (James Gregory) "Who nevertheless are still shaping the policy of the Defense Department."
  • (Secretary of Defense) "Senator who?"
  • (James Gregory) "I demand an answer, Mister Secretary. There will be no covering up, sir. No covering up."
  • (Secretary of Defense) "How did you get in here in the first place?"
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "I'm sorry, hon'. Would it really make it easier for you if we settled on just one number?"
  • (James Gregory) "Yeah. Just one, real, simple number that'd be easy for me to remember."
  • (James Gregory) "There are exactly 57 card-carrying members of the Communist Party in the Department of Defense at this time."
  • (James Gregory) "There's just one thing, babe. I'd be a lot happier if we could just settle on the number of Communists I know there are in the Defense Department. I mean, the way you keep changing the figures on me all the time, it makes me look like some kind of a nut, like -- like an idiot."

Leslie Parrish as Jocie

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John McGiver as Sen. Thomas Jordan

  • (Mrs. Iselin) "How good of you to come, Tom."
  • (John McGiver) "I've explained to your husband why I'm here."
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "Tom, I know you have strong, personal feelings about Johnny and about me. But, what I would like to find out is, how strong they really are. To put it as simply as possible, If Johnny's name were to be put forward at the convention next week, would you attempt to block him?"
  • (John McGiver) "You're joking, of course?"
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "Mr. Stevenson makes jokes, I do not."
  • (John McGiver) "You're seriously trying for the nomination for Johnny?"
  • (Mrs. Iselin) "No, we couldn't make it. But he has a good chance for the second spot. Now, I've answered your question, but you haven't answered mine. Will you block us?"
  • (John McGiver) "Would I block you? I would spend every cent I own, and all I could borrow, to block you. There are people who think of Johnny as a clown and a buffoon, but I do not. I despise John Iselin and everything that Iselinism has come to stand for. I think, if John Iselin were a paid Soviet agent, he could not do more to harm this country than he's doing now. You have asked me a question. Very well, I shall answer you. If you attempt a deal with the delegates, or cause Johnny's name to be brought forward on the ticket, or if, in my canvass of the delegates tomorrow morning, I find that you are so acting, I will bring impeachment proceedings against your husband on the floor of the United States Senate. And I will hit him, I promise you, with everything in my well-documented book."

Douglas Henderson as Col. Milt

  • (Douglas Henderson) "You read them all?"
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Yeah, they also make great insulation against an enemy attack. But the, uh, truth of the matter is that I'm just interested, you know, in, uh, Principles of Modern Banking and, History of Piracy."
  • (Frank Sinatra) "Paintings of Orozco. Modern French Theater. The -- Jurisprudential Factor of Mafia Administration. Diseases of Horses and novels of Joyce Cary and -- Ethnic Choices of the Arabs. Things like that."

Henry Silva as Chunjin

  • (Henry Silva) "I need job."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "Job?"
  • (Henry Silva) "Yes Sir, Mr. Shaw."
  • (Laurence Harvey) "But my dear fellow, we don't need interpreters here. We all speak the same language."

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