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Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Ladislao Vajda Switzerland, 1958

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.