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Ratings & Reviews

  1. bulgrin's rating of the film It Happened in Broad Daylight

    Stand-out performance by Fröbe! And a great Dürrenmatt adaptation too.

  2. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film It Happened in Broad Daylight

    Girl-meeting sequence will be reference to Pennywise the Dancing Clown on IT. Don't forget The Pledge connection. Best novel adaptation ever (!) The thing is, they have a novelist but script is original and his first screenplay. Amazing!

  3. trondjo's rating of the film It Happened in Broad Daylight

    I love Sean Penn's adaptation of the same source material, The Pledge, starring Jack Nicholson as the retiring police officer who refuse to close a child murder case. This one is the original swiss-german adaptation; it's not as bleak as Penn's version, but just as engaging and well told. Gert Fröbe is an effective villain, and Ladislao Vajda makes the film look and sound as it was directed by Hitchcock.

  4. Icarus's rating of the film It Happened in Broad Daylight

    Might not have aged well, but Fröbe is incredibly menacing as a pedophile and Dürrenmatt was one of the best German post-war writers. Check out "Das Versprechen", the "novelization" of this film with a twist ending.