Meet Dr. Strangelove (played by Peter Sellers):
And this is Captain Mandrake (also played by Peter Sellers):
Finally, meet President Merkin Muffley (also played by Peter Sellers):
They are all trying to save the world after an unhinged United States Air Force general orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. The film follows along in near documentary style as the President of the United States, his advisors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers and prevent a nuclear apocalypse and global destruction. It’s not going so well.
Luckily, they have a back up plan:
See? George C Scott is almost impressed:
Tune in today at 8:45 a.m. ET or check the schedule for future airings of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”
“Dr. Strangelove” airs on IFC today at 8:45 a.m. ET; April 9 at 6:30 a.m. ET and 12:45 p.m. ET; April 19 at 11:45 a.m. ET; April 24th at 9:15 a.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET.