Hotel by the Hour

Hotel by the Hour (German title: Das Stundenhotel von St. Pauli) is a 1970 West German crime film directed by Rolf Olsen and starring Curd Jürgens, Andrea Rau and Corny Collins.[1] It is set in the red-light district of St. Pauli in Hamburg. A Stundenhotel is a motel where rooms are let by the hour, similar to Japanese love hotels.

Hotel by the Hour
Directed byRolf Olsen
Produced byHeinz Willeg
Written byRolf Olsen
Music byErwin Halletz
CinematographyHeinz Hölscher
Edited byRenate Wille
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
9 April 1970
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernst H. Albrecht.


  • Curd Jürgens as Kommissar Canisius
  • Andrea Rau as Hannelore Zibulka
  • Corny Collins as Nora Benoni
  • Rudolf Schündler as Oskar Jennewein
  • Michael Maien as Karl Swarowski
  • Brigitte Mira as Rose Schuh
  • Monika Hielscher as Anna
  • Heinrich Gies as Paul Rehschopf
  • Robert Wolfgang Schnell as Walter Stooth
  • Laurence Bien as Jürgen Möbisch
  • Konrad Georg as Police Commissioner Dr. Marschall
  • Paul Albert Krumm as Sigi Krulich
  • Walter Buschhoff as Lucas Freund
  • Gine Magnol as Inge Bauer
  • Marlies Petersen as Erna Machunze
  • Friedrich Siemers as Herbert Dreegen
  • Ilse Peternell as Beate Dreegen
  • Thomas Fischer as K. H. Killian
  • Angelica Ott as Marion
  • Gerd Frickhöffer as Adolf von Batelnigg
  • Yvonne Ten Hoff as Heidi Strauss
  • Klaus Hagen Latwesen as Rolf Hogerth
  • Manfred Tümmler as Peter Canisius
  • Manfred Spies as Kretschmann
  • Dieter Wagner as Egon Gold
  • Käte Jaenicke
  • Ulli Kinalzik as Franz
  • Gustl Meyer-Fuerst as Bill


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 232


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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