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It Happened in Broad Daylight ()

Es geschah am hellichten Tag (original title)
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Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

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Oberleutnant Matthäi
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Detektiv Feller
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Leutnant Henzi
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Jacquier
Heinrich Gretler ...
Polizeikommandant
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Schrott
Berta Drews ...
Frau Schrott
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Professor Manz
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Professor Manz (voice)
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Frau Heller
Anita von Ow ...
Annemarie Heller
Barbara Haller ...
Ursula Fehlmann
Emil Hegetschweiler ...
Gemeindepräsident
Rene Magron ...
Polizeibeamter Weber
Max Werner Lenz ...
Gritli Moser's Teacher
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Herr Moser
Ettore Cella ...
Tankstellenbesitzer
Margrit Winter ...
Frau Moser
Traute Carlsen ...
Matthäi's Maid
Anneliese Betschart ...
Lehrerin
Max Haufler ...
Tavern Patron
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Anneliese Egger ...
Peter's Mother (uncredited)
Alex Freihart ...
Farmer (uncredited)
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Sergeant in Interrogation Room (uncredited)
Max Knapp ...
Farmer - accusing jacquier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ladislao Vajda

Written by

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt ... (story)
 
Friedrich Dürrenmatt ... (novel Das Versprechen)
 
Friedrich Dürrenmatt ... (screenplay) &
Hans Jacoby ... (screenplay) &
Ladislao Vajda ... (screenplay)

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Lazar Wechsler ... producer
Artur Brauner ... producer (uncredited)

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Bruno Canfora

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Heinrich Gärtner

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Hermann Haller
Julio Peña

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Franziska Schuh ... assistant editor (as Franzi Schuh)
María Luisa Pino ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Max Röthlisberger

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Robert Gamma ... (uncredited)

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Josef Coesfeld ... makeup artist
Hans Hügi ... makeup artist

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Phillipe Dériaz ... unit manager
Willi Rother ... unit manager
Uors von Planta ... production manager

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Max Haufler ... assistant director

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Hermann Haller ... artistic collaborator
Albert Knöbel ... property master
Adolf Rebsamen ... set builder

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Albert Bollinger ... assistant sound
Alfonso Carvajal ... sound engineer
Kurt Hugentobler ... sound
Hans Sennrich ... assistant sound

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Ernst Bollinger ... camera operator (as Ernst Bolliger)
Joe Boog ... still photographer
Georges Hofer ... assistant camera
Albert Hächler ... gaffer
Jean Hörler ... assistant camera

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A. Glaus ... psychological consultant (as Dr. A. Glaus)
Marty Vlasàk ... script supervisor
H. Walder ... criminal consultant (as Dr. H. Walder)
Elizabeth Montagu ... dialogue director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Several young girls were killed. Policeman Matthaei travels to the region where it happened and searches a child that looks similar to the ones that were murdered. He finds one and stays with her and her mother, not telling them that he is waiting for the killer to start his bloody work one more time ... Written by Wolfgang Klimt

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Also Known As
  • El cebo (Spain)
  • It Happened in Broad Daylight (United States)
  • It Happened in Broad Daylight (World-wide, English title)
  • Assault in Broad Daylight (United Kingdom)
  • Ça s'est passé en plein jour (France)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote the screenplay (together with Hans Jacoby and Ladislao Vajda) while at the same time developing the novel form of the story under the title "Das Versprechen" (The Pledge). He finished the novel after the film was completed and gave it a different, much darker ending. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Die tödliche Maria (1993). See more »

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