It Happened Only Once

It Happened Only Once (German: Das gab's nur einmal) is a 1958 West German drama film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Hans Albers, Helga Martin and Stanislav Ledinek.[1] An experienced star recounts the history of the film industry to an aspiring young actress showing a compilation of clips from a variety of German films, many of them featuring Albers himself.

It Happened Only Once
Directed byGéza von Bolváry
Produced byKurt Ulrich
Written byGustav Kampendonk
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
CinematographyBruno Timm
Edited byWolfgang Wehrum
Kurt Ulrich Film
Distributed byUFA
Release date
7 March 1958
Running time
105 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. Hake p.228


  • Hake, Sabine. Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. University of Texas Press, 2001.
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