Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious
|Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious|
|Directed by||Gottfried Reinhardt|
|Produced by||Gottfried Reinhardt|
|Written by||Robert Shaw (novel)
|Music by||Harold Byrne
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||October 13, 1965|
|Running time||97 minutes|
The title is a variation of an old Viennese saying; "The situation is desperate but not serious."
In World War II, two American fliers, Captain Hank Wilson (Robert Redford) and Sergeant Lucky Finder (Mike Connors), are forced to bail out over Germany. They encounter Wilhelm Frick (Alec Guinness), who hides them from the authorities in his cellar. He enjoys their company so much that he does not inform them when the war ends. Instead, he maintains a masquerade to convince his "guests" that Germany is still fighting. Eventually, after seven years, the Americans escape into a peaceful West Germany and find out the truth.
- Wake Me When the War Is Over, a 1969 TV film with a similar plot
- Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious at the Internet Movie Database
- Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious at the TCM Movie Database
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