Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Black and White; Rated PG; 93 minutes; 1964
General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) plummets into madness and sends a bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that communists are trying to rob Americans of their precious body fluids. The U.S. president meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device" which will destroy the U.S. with buried bombs.
"Remarkably fresh and undated. A clear-eyed, irreverent, dangerous satire."
- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"A fantastically satirical picture with many chuckles and a goodly amount of suspense."
- BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE