A nerve-beating masterpiece, and more timely now than then. Frankenheimer's tightrope walk between campy political satire and suspenser is flawlessly rendered. Based on Richard Condon's paranoid novel.
Harvey returns from the Korean War a superhero and holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, but those in his platoon--including his own commanding officer, Sinatra--are vague about what Harvey actually did to win the medal. When Sinatra begins to have recurring nightmares about Korea, he
decides to investigate. Piece by sinister piece, Sinatra and others put the story together. It turns out that and the entire platoon was captured by North Koreans and brainwash...