Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious is a 1965 comedy film directed by Gottfried Reinhardt and starring Alec Guinness, Mike Connors and Robert Redford. It is based on the novel The Hiding Place by Robert Shaw.
|Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious|
|Directed by||Gottfried Reinhardt|
|Produced by||Gottfried Reinhardt|
|Written by||Robert Shaw (novel)|
|Music by||Harold Byrne|
|Edited by||Walter Boos|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
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 and Sergeant Lucky Finder, are forced to bail out over Germany. They encounter Wilhelm Frick, 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, they escape into a peaceful West Germany and find out the truth.
- Alec Guinness as Wilhelm Frick
- Mike Connors as Sgt. Lucky Finder
- Robert Redford as Captain Hank Wilson
- Paul Dahlke as Herr Neusel
- Frank Wolff as Quartermaster Sergeant
- Anita Höfer as Edeltraud
- Mady Rahl as Lissie
- Elisabeth von Molo as Wanda
- John Briley as Sergeant (uncredited)
- Carola Regnier as Senta (uncredited)