Situation Hopeless--But Not Serious (1965)

97 mins | Comedy | 1965

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HISTORY

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Filmed in West Germany. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Prod exec
WRITERS
Adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of cine
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Hiding Place by Robert Shaw (London, 1959).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 13 October 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Castle Productions
Copyright Date:
29 September 1965
Copyright Number:
LP31681
Duration(in mins):
97
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Near the end of World War II, American flyers Lucky and Hank are forced to parachute into a town in Germany. They are captured by Herr Frick, a shy, lonely clerk, who hides them in the cellar of his house. Frick treats the men very well but does not tell them when the war ends and instead keeps them prisoner for 7 years by fabricating stories of German victories. The village is occupied by American troops while the men are being held captive. Frick's fellow worker Edeltraud, a former Hitler Youth, has become the girl friend of an American master sergeant. Frick tries to secure a prostitute for Lucky as a Christmas present, but Lissie, the madam, thinks he is insane and has him thrown into the streets. Frick suffers a heart attack and is taken to a hospital; but, worried about Lucky and Hank, he breaks out with two policemen in close pursuit. Frick releases his prisoners but does not tell them the truth, and it is only after they blunder into a film crew making a war movie that they realize what has transpired. All three men are reunited in America, and Hank hires Frick as his ... +


Near the end of World War II, American flyers Lucky and Hank are forced to parachute into a town in Germany. They are captured by Herr Frick, a shy, lonely clerk, who hides them in the cellar of his house. Frick treats the men very well but does not tell them when the war ends and instead keeps them prisoner for 7 years by fabricating stories of German victories. The village is occupied by American troops while the men are being held captive. Frick's fellow worker Edeltraud, a former Hitler Youth, has become the girl friend of an American master sergeant. Frick tries to secure a prostitute for Lucky as a Christmas present, but Lissie, the madam, thinks he is insane and has him thrown into the streets. Frick suffers a heart attack and is taken to a hospital; but, worried about Lucky and Hank, he breaks out with two policemen in close pursuit. Frick releases his prisoners but does not tell them the truth, and it is only after they blunder into a film crew making a war movie that they realize what has transpired. All three men are reunited in America, and Hank hires Frick as his butler. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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