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Once on the Rhine

Once on the Rhine
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Directed byHelmut Weiss
Written by
CinematographyErich Claunigk
Edited byFriedel Buckow
Music byHarald Böhmelt
Distributed byJ. Arthur Rank Film
Release date
  • 2 October 1952 (1952-10-02)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryWest Germany

Once on the Rhine (German: Einmal am Rhein) is a 1952 West German comedy drama film directed by Helmut Weiss and starring Maria Paudler, Jupp Hussels, and Paul Henckels.[1] It was shot at the Wiesbaden Studios in Hesse and on location Rüdesheim and Eltville in the Rhineland. The film's sets were designed by the art director Rudolf Pfenninger. Part of the heimatfilm genre, it takes its name from a popular song. It was distributed by the German branch of the Rank Organisation.


A widower with three daughters buys a hotel on the banks of the River Rhine.



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder, p. 193.


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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