Friday, February 26, 2016

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Comedy, Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Comedy, Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the US. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens. Production took place in the United Kingdom. The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert


Cast
  • Peter Sellers as:
                Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, a British RAF exchange officer
                President Merkin Muffley, the President of the United States
                Dr. Strangelove, the wheelchair-bound nuclear war expert and former Nazi
  • George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson, a jingoist general
  • Sterling Hayden as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, a paranoid ultra-nationalist
  • Keenan Wynn as Colonel Bat Guano, the Army officer who finds Mandrake and the dead Ripper
  • Slim Pickens as Major T. J. "King" Kong, the B-52 Stratofortress bomber's commander and pilot
  • Peter Bull as Soviet Ambassador Alexei de Sadeski
  • James Earl Jones as Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, the B-52's bombardier
  • Tracy Reed as Miss Scott, General Turgidson's secretary and mistress, the film's only female character. Reed also appears as "Miss Foreign Affairs," the centerfold in the June 1962 issue[5] of Playboy magazine that Major Kong is shown reading in the cockpit.[6]
  • Shane Rimmer as Capt. Ace Owens, the B-52 co-pilot


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