DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, Berserk military honcho Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) sends off the code to Strategic Air Command bombers to start WWIII. Against a gallery of unforgettable comic grotesques, including Hayden’s fluoride-hating general and George C. Scott’s oversexed Commie killer, Peter Sellers stands out in arguably his greatest role(s) – as the befuddled U.S. president, the veddy British commander Mandrake and the maniacal Dr. Strangelove. (Interestingly, Sellers was supposed to play a fourth role – Slim Pickens’ B-52 pilot – before illness forced him to drop out!)
1964, Sony Repertory, 93 min. Dir.