|It Happened Only Once|
|Directed by||Géza von Bolváry|
|Produced by||Kurt Ulrich|
|Written by||Gustav Kampendonk|
|Music by||Hans-Martin Majewski|
|Edited by||Wolfgang Wehrum|
Kurt Ulrich Film
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. 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.
- Hans Albers as Himself, Hans Albers
- Helga Martin as Sabine
- Stanislav Ledinek as Sabine's father
- Emmy Burg as Sabine's mother
- Karl Hellmer as Barber
- Walter Ambrock as Jürgen
- Erich Dunskus as Truck Driver
- Georg Gütlich as Production Manager
- Waltraut Runze as Secretary
- Gerda Mallwitz as Secretary
- Wolf Harnisch as Kellner in der Filmkantine
- Eve Dietrich as Gerti
- Alexa von Porembsky as Mutter Schröder
- Antonie Jaeckel as Alte Komparsin
- Hake, p. 228.
- Hake, Sabine (2001). Popular Cinema of the Third Reich. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-73458-6.