PETER SELLERS in STANLEY KUBRICK’s
or: How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. Also starring, STERLING HAYDEN, KEENAN WYNN, SLIM PICKEN and introducing TRACY REED as “Miss Foreign Affairs” Produced and Directed by STANLEY KUBRICK
Copyright © 1963, Columbia Pictures All rights reserved. Permission granted for Newspaper and Magazine reproduction. MADE IN U.S.A.
GROUP CAPT. LIONEL MANDRAKE
PRESIDENT MERKIN MUFFLEY / DR. STRANGELOVE
GEN. ‘BUCK’ TURGIDSON
BRIG. GEN. JACK D. RIPPER
COL. ‘BAT’ GUANO
MAJ. ‘KING’ KONG
RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR ALEXI DE SADESKY
LT. LOTHAR ZOGG
LT. KIVEL (AS GLEN BECK)
CAPT. ‘ACE’ OWENS
BURPELSON AFB DEFENSE TEAM MEMBER
Columbia Pictures agreed to finance the film on condition that Peter Sellers play at least four major roles. This condition stemmed from the studio’s opinion that much of the success of Kubrick’s previous film Lolita (1962) was based on Sellers’s performance, in which his single character assumes a number of identities.
Sellers had also played three roles in The Mouse That Roared (1959). Kubrick accepted the demand, later explaining that “such crass and grotesque stipulations are the sine qua non of the motion-picture business.”