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
Das Stundenhotel von St. Pauli.jpg
Directed byRolf Olsen
Written byRolf Olsen
Produced byHeinz Willeg
CinematographyHeinz Hölscher
Edited byRenate Wille
Music byErwin Halletz
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • 9 April 1970 (1970-04-09)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryWest Germany

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



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder, p. 232.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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