A decorated Korean War veteran has been brainwashed to commit political assassinations, his old military commander begins to suspect and must stop him. Includes a commentary by John Frankenheimer; cast and crew interviews; featurettes; and much more.
Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW who slowly uncovers the sinister plot.
The tragic story of seven British soldiers who, trapped behind Japanese lines, are so concerned with arguing out their own destinies that the enemy has to take second place. When they capture a lone Japanese scout and argue over his fate as well, the film shows with a terrible truth that in war there can be no second chances. Nominated for Best British Film at the **BAFTA Awards**.