Every night in a different bed

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Original title Every night in a different bed
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1957
length 106 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Paul Verhoeven
script Eckart Hachfeld
Iwa Wanja
production Bernhard F. Schmidt
Gerhard Frank
music Norbert Schultze
camera Hans Schneeberger
cut Ilse Voigt

Every Night in a Different Bed is a German color film from 1956. Directed by Paul Verhoeven . The main roles were cast with Gerhard Riedmann , Harald Juhnke and Waltraut Haas . Eckart Hachfeld and Iwa Wanja wrote the script . It is based on the novel of the same name by Hans Gustl Kernmayr . In the Federal Republic of Germany, the film first hit cinemas on January 31, 1957.


Borro Müller works as a sales representative for the Stuttgart publishing house “For young and old”. His job means that he has to spend the night in a different city every day and consequently in a different bed every night. In business he is particularly successful with femininity because he has an irresistible effect on women. One day he meets Maria Kraemer and immediately falls in love with her. She's his new boss, but Borro doesn't (yet) know. Maria Kraemer came into possession of the publisher through an inheritance. Little did she suspect that - triggered by a letter of complaint - she just quit her new friend, of all people. She only becomes aware of this when she runs into him again - this time in Heidelberg. She is already about to beg Borro's forgiveness when his former girlfriend, the bar singer Melitta Cordi, shows up. Angry, Maria leaves Borro and searches for the distance. The disappointed Borro turns to his friend Hans von Meier and complains about his suffering. Hans is also a traveling salesman, albeit in lingerie, and very shy. Recently, however, his relationship with women has relaxed somewhat. This is due to the spirited Princess Reni von Wiesenberg, an impoverished noble student whom he has had an eye on. She, too, does not seem averse to marrying Hans one day.

It doesn't take long before Borro meets the princess. He learns that she has been appointed as his successor at the Stuttgart publishing house. Now he should also work them in! He has no problems with that, especially since the new one is a feast for the eyes. Hans is less enthusiastic. With a trick he manages to get his friend to move to a new district immediately. However, this does not prevent him from continuing to look after his old clientele, now accompanied by Reni.

Because Hans is afraid to ask old Wiesenberg for Reni's hand, Borro decides to do so for his friend. This starts a series of mix-ups and misunderstandings, until in the end all the cords work loose and two happy couples - Borro and Maria and Hans and Reni - go on their honeymoon.

Production notes

The score and the songs sung in the strip

  • At night I dream of tenderness ,
  • Mister Rock and Mister Roll , as well as the theme song
  • Every night in a different bed

composed Norbert Schultze . Günther Schwenn contributed the texts. Oskar Pischinger and Herta Hareiter created the film structures, Trude Ulrich the costumes. The outdoor shots were taken in Mannheim and Rothenburg ob der Tauber , the studio shots in Berlin.


The lexicon of international films comes to the conclusion that the strip describes “ cheerful everyday experiences ” that are “ staged with irony ”.


Program for the film: Illustrierte Film-Bühne , Vereinigte Verlagsgesellschaft Franke & Co. KG, Munich, No. 3615

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Beatrice Weinmann: Waltraut Haas , Residenz Verlag, St. Pölten and Salzburg 2007, pp. 123–125
  2. rororo-Taschenbuch No. 6322 (1988), p. 1871