Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious (1965)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, War

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During WW2, a lonely German air-raid warden captures two downed American airmen and keeps them prisoner in his basement way past the end of the war.


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30 January 2004 | robeykr
| Situation Hopeless... But Pointless
A lonely German civilian captures two American fliers in WW II and holds them prisoner in his basement. When the war is over, he can't bring himself to let them go so he continues to hold them prisoner and makes up stories he tells them about how the war would just keep going on and on and on...

Such a good cast and a plot so terrible, it was shear torture to watch. I was so sure that with such a set of good leads it had to have been a good film; sadly I was wrong -- this was years before Schwarzenegger made RED SONJA. What made it worse was that it still made me want to know how it would turn out in the end. All it was, was scene after scene of Guinness telling his 2 guests stories about how Germany was winning the war. How Guinness and Redford got snagged into this disaster is beyond my comprehension.

This film is a good example of why they created The Golden Raspberry Awards and this gets my nomination as worst of 1965.

Too bad the vote scale here left out zero.

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Release Date:

14 January 1966



Country of Origin

USA, West Germany

Filming Locations

Bavaria Studios, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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