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Dr. Strangelove Scene 13

Scene 13

Scene 13

  • In the War Room, the Ambassador talks to Premier Kissov in Russian.
  • The Ambassador warns Muffley that the Premier is drunk.
  • In a hilariously dry and casual monologue, Muffley lays out the whole situation to Kissov, who he calls "Dimitri."
  • (You've got to watch this part more than once. Peter Sellers improvised the monologue, and it's totally ridiculous.)
  • Muffley gives Dimitri permission to shoot down the American bombers if it comes down to that.
  • The Ambassador gets back on the phone and gets some seriously bad news from Dimitri in Russian.
  • Turns out the Soviets have indeed created the Doomsday Machine, which has the power to destroy all human and animal life on Earth. It will be activated as soon as a bomb goes off on Russian soil.
  • Dun Dun Dun…