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Peter (Peter Kraus) gets fired from his job as a waiter by his
tyrranical boss Grossi (Karl Lieffen), and since young Conny (Cornelia
Froboess) thinks it's at least partly her fault, she promises to get him a
job at the Hotel Splendide where she works as a roommaid and which is
headed by her uncle Trautmann (Gustav Knuth). However, at first she has no
luck getting him a job as a waiter - until valuable jewelry is stolen from
several of the hotel rooms, and she figures she can have Peter hired as a
hotel detective - which actually works, until Peter bungles up and arrests
the resident hotel detective Mägerli (Walter Gross) and is promptly
Peter is about to give up and leav town, but Conny pushes him forward
and soon the two of them continue the investigations and identify one of
the hotel's most well-respected guests, the Baroness (Gudrun Schmidt) as
the thief and Peter's former boss Grossi as her helper. The Baroness
however is clever enough to turn the tables on Peter and have him arrested
as the thief, and it's only thanks to Conny that he is ultimately
It all culminates in a wild chase all through the hotel during a Miss
Europe pageant, in which the Baroness participates rather accidently, but
ultimately, Conny and Peter can capture both her and Grossi and hand them
over to the police ... and as a thank you, hotel boss Trautman gives Peter
a job and Conny the convertible she has always wanted.
A silly musical crime comedy designed to cash in on its stars, the then
amazingly successful recording artists Peter Kraus and Conny Froboess -
which means the two break out into songs every now and again, even if the
songs do nothing to move the plot forward and more often than not have
nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.
On that account it's of course easy to dislike the film and to dismiss
it as inferior kitsch ... but if you (like me) have a soft spot for camp,
for bad comedy, for Schlager (a specifically German brand of pop music)
from the late 1950's/early 60's, you might just as well find yourself
liking this movie.