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This is an ORIGINAL 1-Sheet Movie Poster measuring 27" x 41" from PARAMOUNT PICTURES. It was one of ROBERT REDFORD'S earlier films.

It has some wear, extra wrinkles and the films name written on the back. it has extra folds that is more obvious from the back It is also stamped with the Quebec Canada label. Opened framed would look nice as a vintage ORIGINAL Movie Poster. This poster was used to promote the 1965 comedy war film,

Situation Hopeless ... But Not Serious

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.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt

Writers: Jan Lustig, Silvia Reinhardt,

Stars: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Paul Dahlke

Cast

Alec Guinness ... Wilhelm Frick
Mike Connors ... Sgt. Lucky Finder (as Michael Connors)
Paul Dahlke ... Herr Neusel
Frank Wolff ... Quartermaster Sergeant
Mady Rahl ... Lissie
Anita Höfer ... Edeltraud
Elisabeth von Molo ... Wanda
Robert Redford ... Captain Hank Wilson

Nice Original Paramount Pictures Poster. Great for the classic Hollywood film lover or screening room!

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MORE INFO ON ALEC GUINNESS: Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England. While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in 1934 and played classic theater with the Old Vic from 1936. In 1941, he entered the Royal Navy as a seaman and was commissioned the next year. Beyond an extra part in Evensong (1934), his film career began after World War II with his portrayal of Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946). A string of films, mostly comedies, showed off his ability to look different in every role, eight of them, including a woman, in one movie alone, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). His best known recent work was as the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars (1977) and its sequels. He earned a Best Actor Oscar and Golden Globe in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and an Honorary Academy Award (1980) for "advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances". Academy nominations have included The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) (actor); The Horse's Mouth (1958) (screenplay); Star Wars (1977) (supporting) and Little Dorrit (1988) (supporting). He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1959 Queen's Honours List for his accomplishments in theater and the film industry. Sir Alec Guinness died at age 86 of liver cancer on August 5, 2000.

MORE INFO MIKE CONNORS: Mike Connors (born Krekor Ohanian, August 15, 1925) is an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. Before that, he had played a crime-fighting investigator, wielding a .38 handgun hidden in his back, in another CBS series, Tightrope. Connors was born in Fresno, California, of Armenian descent. He was an avid basketball player in high school who was nicknamed "Touch" by his teammates. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Forces. After the war he attended the University of California at Los Angeles on a basketball scholarship, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. William A. Wellman got him into acting after noticing his expressive face while Connors was playing basketball. He appeared on the Los Angeles CBS station as "Touch" Connors in an episode of Jukebox Jury before the program went national via ABC in 1953. Connors is credited in his early films, such as Island in the Sky (1953), Swamp Women (a.k.a. Swamp Diamonds), Five Guns West (1955), and Flesh and the Spur (1957) as "Touch Connors".

He played basketball for coach John Wooden at UCLA.

Connors recalled in an interview that he was renamed by Henry Willson saying that "Ohanian" was too close to the actor George O'Hanlon and came up with "Touch Connors".

His early film career started in the early 1950s. Among films he was cast in included a critically acclaimed John Wayne film, Island in the Sky (1953 film) in which he was a crewman on one of the search and rescue planes. In 1956, still billed as Touch Connors, he played an Amalekite herder in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston.

He appeared in numerous television series, including the co-starring role in the 1955 episode "Tomas and the Widow" of the NBC western anthology series Frontier. He guest starred on Jeannie Carson's unsuccessful 1956-1957 situation comedy Hey, Jeannie!. He appeared in two Rod Cameron syndicated crime dramas, City Detective and the western-themed State Trooper, and played the villain in the first episode filmed (but second one aired) of ABC-TV's smash hit Maverick opposite James Garner in 1957. He also appeared on two other syndicated series, The Silent Service, based on true stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy, and Sheriff of Cochise, set about Bisbee, Arizona. Connors also appeared in the episode of the TV Series One Step Beyond called "The Aerialist." In 1965, he co-starred in one of Robert Redford's earliest film roles, a WWII black comedy, Situation Hopeless ... But Not Serious alongside Sir Alec Guinness.

Connors later took the starring roles in Tightrope (1959–1960), Mannix (1967–1975) and Today's F.B.I. (1981–1982). Due to the popularity of Tightrope in Mexico during the early 1960s, Discos Orfeon released a 45 rpm single of Connors singing in Spanish. Mannix was originally produced by Desilu Productions (later absorbed by Paramount Television) and it was then-President Lucille Ball who pushed for CBS to keep the show on air after a lacklustre first season in the ratings. This move enabled the show to become a long-running hit for the network. Connors was able to work with his boss on-screen during a cross-promotion episode of Ball's Here's Lucy series in 1971, showing how adept at comedy he was. The episode opened Lucy's fourth season of that entertainment product and was titled 'Lucy and Mannix are Held Hostage'. It was notable for being the first episode shot at Universal Studios, after Ball ceased producing her show at Paramount Studios.

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SITUATION HOPELESS BUT NOT SERIOUS 1-Sheet POSTER Alec Guinness 1965
Item #BMM0003224