Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers plays three wildly different roles: Royal Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake,... read more
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Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers plays three wildly different roles: Royal Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake, timidly trying to stop a nuclear attack on the USSR ordered by an unbalanced general (Sterling Hayden); the ineffectual and perpetually dumbfounded U.S. President Merkin Muffley, who must deliver the very bad news to the Soviet premier; and the titular Strangelove himself, a wheelchair-bound presidential adviser with a Nazi past. Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an unparalleled stylist and pitch-black ironist.

Original Release

01/29/1964

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Cast

Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
Sterling Hayden Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn Col. 'Bat' Guano
Slim Pickens Maj. 'King' Kong
Peter Bull Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky
James Earl Jones Lt. Lothar Zogg
Tracy Reed Miss Scott
Jack Creley Mr. Staines
Frank Berry Lt. Dietrich
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stanley Kubrick

Writers

James B. Harris, Terry Southern, Stanley Kubrick, Peter George

Cast

Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
Sterling Hayden Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn Col. 'Bat' Guano
Slim Pickens Maj. 'King' Kong
Peter Bull Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky
James Earl Jones Lt. Lothar Zogg
Tracy Reed Miss Scott
Jack Creley Mr. Staines
Frank Berry Lt. Dietrich
Robert O'Neill Adm. Randolph
Glenn Beck Lt. Kivel (as Glen Beck)
Roy Stephens Frank
Shane Rimmer Capt. 'Ace' Owens
Hal Galili Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member
Paul Tamarin Lt. Goldberg
Laurence Herder Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member
John McCarthy Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member
Gordon Tanner Gen. Faceman
Burnell Tucker Mandrake' aide

Producers

Leon Minoff Executive Producer
Stanley Kubrick Producer
Victor Lyndon Producer
Leon Minoff Producer

Editors

Anthony Harvey

1965 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1965 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1965 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1965 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
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