The Big Chance (1957 German film)

The Big Chance (German: Die große Chance) is a 1957 West German romantic comedy film directed by Hans Quest and starring Walter Giller, Gardy Granass and Michael Cramer.[1] Shot and set in Heidelberg, it was one of a series of Schlager music films made around the time.[2]

The Big Chance
Directed byHans Quest
Produced byPeter Schaeffers
Written by
Music byLotar Olias
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byWalter von Bonhorst
Melodie Film
Distributed byHerzog-Filmverleih
Release date
  • 26 September 1957 (1957-09-26)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Dieter Bartels and Helmut Nentwig. It was shot in Agfacolor.

Main cast


  1. Rasmussen, Bjørn (1968). Filmens hvem-vad-hvor: Udenlanske film 1950–1967 (in Danish). Politiken. p. 876.
  2. Koepnick p. 76


  • Koepnick, Lutz Peter; Schindler, Stephan K., eds. (2007). The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-06966-8.

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