Re: RARA-AVIS: OT: The Manchurian Candidate

Date: 08 Jan 2005


Re your comments and questions below:

> Although [THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE] doesn't qualify
> as hardboiled crime fiction per se . . .

Why not? Is the hero, Army Intelligence Agent Ben Marco, full of formal, aristocratic airs? I certainly didn't see any.

Or is someone who survives tough combat and survives nasty brain-washing techniques as a POW not tough?

And since when aren't espionage and assassination crimes?


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