Bachelor's Paradise

Bachelors' Paradise (German: Paradies der Junggesellen) is a 1939 German comedy film directed by Kurt Hoffmann and starring Heinz Rühmann, Josef Sieber and Hans Brausewetter.[1] It was based on a novel by Johannes Boldt. The film featured the popular song "Das kann doch einen Seemann nicht erschüttern".

Bachelor's Paradise
Directed byKurt Hoffmann
Produced byHeinz Rühmann
Written by
Music byMichael Jary
CinematographyCarl Drews
Edited byArnfried Heyne
Distributed byTerra Film
Release date
  • 1 August 1939 (1939-08-01)
Running time
91 minutes


After getting his second divorce, Hugo Bartels and his two ex-military comrades agree a pact to form a "paradise for bachelors" club in which all are pledged never to get married again. However, when Hugo meets and falls in love with an attractive woman he faces as a quandary. He is eventually able to marry her after introducing his friends to his two ex-wives who also fall in love.


  • Heinz Rühmann as Hugo Bartels, Standesbeamter
  • Josef Sieber as Caesar Spreckelsen, Apotheker
  • Hans Brausewetter as Dr. Balduin Hannemann, Studienrat
  • Trude Marlen as Frau Platen, Hausbesitzerin
  • Hilde Schneider as Hermine, Hugos zweite geschiedene Frau
  • Gerda Maria Terno as Eva, Hugos erste geschiedene Frau
  • Lotte Rausch as Frau Wagenlenker, Hugos Vermieterin
  • Maly Delschaft as Amalie Bernau
  • Armin Schweizer as Emil Bernau, Mieter in Frau Platens Haus
  • Albert Florath as Landgerichtsdirektor
  • Paul Bildt as Stadtrat Krüger
  • Werner Schott as Kapitän
  • Irene Andor as Wirtschafterin der Apotheke
  • Charly Berger as Beisitzender Richter
  • Otto Braml as Wilhelm, Möbelpacker
  • Gerhard Dammann as Wirt
  • Jac Diehl as Gast im Pavillon
  • Aribert Grimmer as August, Möbelpacker
  • Knut Hartwig as Hugos Verteidiger
  • Clemens Hasse as Ein Matrose
  • Carl Iban as 3. Möbelpacker
  • Antonie Jaeckel as Mieterin
  • Melitta Klefer as Frau beim Kameradschaftstreffen
  • Erwin Laurenz as Normann, der junge Ehemann
  • Lucia Lumera as Frau Liesegang
  • Hellmuth Passarge as Gast beim Kameradschaftstreffen
  • Wera Schultz as Anna, Mädchen bei Frau Platen
  • Rudolf Schündler as Rechtsanwalt
  • Albert Venohr as Portier
  • Egon Vogel as Gast beim Kameradschaftstreffen
  • Eduard Wenck as Auktionator
  • Willi Witte as Trauzeuge


  1. Etlin p. 164


  • Etlin, Richard A. Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
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