|Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb|
|Writer||Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern|
|Starring||Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens|
|37th Academy Awards|
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (commonly known as Dr. Strangelove) is a 1964 black comedy film which satirizes the nuclear scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and featuring Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens. The film is loosely based on Peter George's Cold War thriller novel "Red Alert", also known as "Two Hours to Doom".
- Best Actor — Peter Sellers
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern
- Best Director — Stanley Kubrick
- Best Picture — Stanley Kubrick
U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. 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 Machine" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. Peter Sellers portrays the three men who might avert this tragedy: British Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to the demented Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Merkin Muffley, whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Premier and the former Nazi genius Dr. Strangelove, who concludes that "such a device would not be a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious". Will the bombers be stopped in time, or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world?