Hotel Adlon (film)

Hotel Adlon is a 1955 West German drama film filmed in German and directed by Josef von Báky, starring Sebastian Fischer, Nelly Borgeaud and René Deltgen.[2]

Hotel Adlon
Directed byJosef von Báky
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written by
Music byGeorg Haentzschel
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Edited byWalter Wischniewsky
Distributed byHerzog-Filmverleih
Release date
1 September 1955
Running time
96 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Spandau Studios with film's sets designed by the art director Rolf Zehetbauer.


The film portrays life at the luxurious Berlin Hotel Adlon from 1907 to 1945. It was inspired by the 1955 autobiography, Hotel Adlon. Das Berliner Hotel, in dem die große Welt zu Gast war, published in English in 1960 as Hotel Adlon: The Life and Death of a Great Hotel by Hedda Adlon (1889–1967) (née Hedwig Leythen), daughter-in-law of Lorenz Adlon and Louis Adlon's father's second wife.[1][3][4][5][6][7]

Other Portrayals

Film director Percy Adlon, great-grandson of Lorenz Adlon made a documentary about the hotel called The Glamorous World of the Adlon Hotel in 1996.[3] A three-part drama mini-series set at the hotel entitled Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga (The Adlon: A Family Saga) was broadcast on the German television station ZDF in January 2013 and a documentary Das Adlon – Die Dokumentation (The Adlon: A Documentary) was also broadcast by ZDF in January 2013.


See also

  • Lorenz Adlon (1849–1921), German hotelier
  • Hotel Adlon, Berlin, Germany – built by Lorenz Adlon
  • Louis Adlon (1908–1947), German-American film actor in Hollywood, grandson of Lorenz
  • Percy Adlon (born 1935, Munich), German film producer, cousin of Louis
  • Pamela Adlon (born 1966), American actress, daughter-in-law of Percy


  1. Adlon, Hedda (30 December 1994). "Hotel Adlon". Heyne via Google Books.
  2. Frodon p. 167
  3. "The Glamorous World of the Adlon Hotel" via
  4. "Adlon, Hedda [WorldCat Identities]".
  5. "Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek".
  6. "Familien-Saga Adlon: Was ist wahr und was ist Erfindung im großen TV-Epos? - TV -". 10 January 2013.
  7. Stöcker, Martina. "Berliner Hotel: Die wahre Geschichte des Adlon". RP ONLINE.


  • Frodon, Jean-Michel. Cinema and the Shoah. SUNY Press, 2010.
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