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London Premiere of Kubrick Film Canceled

Nov. 28, 1963 - Columbia Pictures has canceled the London world premiere of its movie “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” scheduled for December 12 because of the assassination of President Kennedy, it was announced today. Columbia said Stanley Kubrick (right), producer-director, and the corporation directors decided that it would be inappropriate to release a political black comedy at the present time. The movie, which Mr. Kubrick called “a nightmare comedy” in which a psychotic United States Air Force general (Sterling Hayden, left) sends his B-52 bombers to bomb Russia, will be released sometime in 1964.


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