Savoy Hotel 217

Savoy Hotel 217 (German: Savoy-Hotel 217) is a 1936 German drama film directed by Gustav Ucicky and starring Hans Albers, Brigitte Horney and Alexander Engel.[1]

Savoy Hotel 217
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Directed byGustav Ucicky
Produced byFritz Podehl
Written byGerhard Menzel
StarringHans Albers
Brigitte Horney
Alexander Engel
Music byWalter Gronostay
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Edited byEduard von Borsody
Distributed byUFA
Release date
7 April 1936
Running time
92 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig. The costumes were by Herbert Ploberger.



Writing for The Spectator in 1936, Graham Greene gave the film a positive review, characterizing it as an "agreeably [...] slow, good-humoured murder-story". Praising Engel's acting as particularly vivid, Greene summarized the film, claiming: "melodramatic passions are given a pleasantly realistic setting by a very competent director and a first-class cameraman".[2]


  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p.217
  2. ^ Greene, Graham (9 October 1036). "The Texas Rangers/Savoy Hotel 217/The King Steps Out". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. pp. 107-108. ISBN 0192812866.)


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

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