The Doctor of St. Pauli

The Doctor of St. Pauli (German: Der Arzt von St. Pauli) is a 1968 West German crime film directed by Rolf Olsen and starring Curd Jürgens, Horst Naumann and Christiane Rücker.[1]

The Doctor of St. Pauli
Directed byRolf Olsen
Written byRolf Olsen
Music byErwin Halletz
CinematographyFranz Xaver Lederle
Edited byRenate Willeg
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
20 September 1968
Running time
101 minutes
CountryWest Germany


In St Pauli, the red light district of Hamburg, a sympathetic Doctor helps treat the poor of the area. His villainous brother, by contrast, is associated with the rich and criminal.

Partial cast

  • Curd Jürgens as Dr. Jan Diffring
  • Dieter Borsche as Pfarrer Feddersen
  • Horst Naumann as Dr. Klaus Diffring
  • Christiane Rücker as Margot Rau
  • Heinz Reincke as Willi Nippes
  • Marianne Hoffmann as Karin Steffen
  • Fritz Wepper as Hein Jungermann
  • Monika Zinnenberg as Gerda Heske
  • Friedrich Schütter as Siegfried Gersum
  • Suzanne Roquette as Elisabeth Langhoff
  • Michael Conti as Helmut Weiher
  • Astrid Fournell as Bärbel Harms
  • Hans W. Hamacher as Kriminalrat Janson
  • Claus Tinney as Partygast
  • Carlo Liebmann as Lutz
  • Karin-Ute Warstat as Ingrid Castell
  • Peter Bach as Harry
  • Manfred Reddemann as Benno
  • Wolfgang Zerlett
  • Ursula Dietz
  • Britt Lindberg as Edeltraut


  1. Mayer p.169


  • Mayer, Geoffrey. Historical Dictionary of Crime Films. Scarecrow Press, 2012.

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