It Happened in Broad Daylight
It Happened in Broad Daylight is a 1958 Swiss-German-Spanish movie directed by Hungarian director Ladislao Vajda. The crime thriller, whose screenplay was written by the Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt (Das Versprechen; The Pledge), tells of the search for a child murderer. The Zurich cantonal policeman Dr Matthäi actually wants to travel to Jordan as an instructor. His latest case is the gruesome murder of little Gritli Moser. In a weak moment, he promises the parents to solve the case and now feels bound to his promise. A suspected murderer is arrested, but Dr. Mathäi does not believe in his guilt. In his desperation, he takes on the girl Annemarie, who looks a lot like Gritli, and uses her as bait to catch the child murderer.
While Heinz Rühmann as the obsessive criminalist not only has sympathetic traits, Gert Fröbe's sensational portrayal of the child murderer recommended him for his later appearance as the villain in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
The following weapons were used in the film It Happened in Broad Daylight:
Swiss cantonal police officers have holstered SIG P210s.