The Little Town Will Go to Sleep

The Little Town Will Go to Sleep (German: Die kleine Stadt will schlafen gehen) is a 1954 West German comedy film directed by Hans H. König and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Jester Naefe and Helen Vita.[1] It shares its title with a popular song of the era.

The Little Town Will Go to Sleep
Directed byHans H. König
Produced byRichard König
Written by
  • Wilhelm Lichtenberg
  • Hans H. König
  • Hans Lacmüller
Music byWerner Bochmann
CinematographyKurt Hasse
Edited byHilde E. Grabow
Distributed byPrisma Film
Release date
11 February 1954
Running time
92 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Hans Sohnle. It was shot partly on location at Limburg an der Lahn.

Main cast


  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.139


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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