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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)

During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ... See full summary »
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During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his bomb shelter. While his prisoners go stir crazy, Herr Frick must decide if he's willing to lose their companionship by letting them know the war has ended. Written by Sean Starke <starke@worldcom.com>

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14 January 1966 (France)  »

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Lage hoffnungslos - aber nicht ernst  »

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The title is a variation of an old Viennese saying; "The situation is desperate but not serious." A direct influence on the title comes from Billy Wilder's 1961 film One, Two, Three (1961). In it, Jimmy Cagney coaches Horst Buchholz to tell Buccholz's American father-in-law that the situation is "serious but not hopeless." A flustered Buccholz tells his father-in-law, "The situation is hopeless but not serious." See more »

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Remake of Playhouse 90: The Hiding Place (1960) See more »

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Situation Hopeless But Not Serious
Music by Leon Carr
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Mady Rahl
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18 December 2003 | by (Bay Area) – See all my reviews

One comment that is all there is for this movie one comment. This movie deserves better Robert Redford is hilarious as is Alec Guiness in this wonderfully offbeat story about World War 2 definnetely deserving of a DVD release. It is better than 95 percent of the movies that come out nowadays. I caught it on AMC a few years back and thought the plot was original and entertaining. Catch it if you can.


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