Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Schweiz / BR Deutschland / Spanien 1958, Spielfilm

Inhalt

It Happened in Broad Daylight

The body of a murdered girl is found near a forest in rural Switzerland. The crime causes alarm among the population, since there were two similar murder cases in the past, which have never been solved. Jacquier, a destitute hawker, becomes the prime suspect, even though he was the one who led the police to the body. In opposition to police detective Henzi, his colleague Matthäi is convinced that Jacquier is innocent. But Jacquier has already hung himself in his cell. Matthäi remembers a drawing by the murdered child, which shows small, thorny pellets, a very tall man and a car. Going undercover, the police detective rents a gas station near the crime scene. As a home help, he hires young Miss Heeler, who brings her little daughter Annemarie along. Matthäi wants to use the child as bait, and eventually, Annemarie is one day approached by a tall stranger… The film is based upon a novel by Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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Credits

Director:Ladislao Vajda
Screenplay:Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Hans Jacoby, Ladislao Vajda
Director of photography:Heinrich Gärtner
Editing:Hermann Haller
Music:Bruno Canfora
  
Cast: 
Heinz RühmannOberleutnant Matthäi
Sigfrit SteinerDetektiv Feller
Siegfried LowitzLeutnant Henzi
Michel SimonHausierer Jacquier
Heinrich GretlerPolizeikommandant
Gert FröbeHerr Schrott
Berta DrewsFrau Schrott
Ewald BalserProfessor Manz
Maria Rosa SalgadoFrau Heller
Anita von OwAnnemarie Heller
Barbara HallerUrsula Fehlmann
Emil HegetschweilerGemeindepräsident
René MagronPolizeibeamter Weber
Hans GauglerVater Moser
Margrit WinterMutter Moser
Ettore CellaGaragenbesitzer
Anneliese BetschartLehrerin
Roger LiveseyDr. Manz
Max HauflerWirtshausbesucher
Max Werner Lenz
Traute Carlsen
  
Production company:Praesens Film AG (Zürich)
Producer:Lazar Wechsler

All Credits

Director:Ladislao Vajda
Assistant director:Max Haufler
Script supervisor:Marty Vlasak
Screenplay:Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Hans Jacoby, Ladislao Vajda
based on:Friedrich Dürrenmatt (Roman "Das Versprechen")
Director of photography:Heinrich Gärtner
Camera operator:Ernst Bollinger
Assistant camera:Jean Hörler, Georges Hofer
Still photography:Joe Boog
Lighting design:Albert Hächler
Production design:Max Röthlisberger
Set construction:Adolf Rebsamen
Prop master:Albert Knöbel
Make-up artist:Hans Hügi, Josef Coesfeld
Costume design:Robert Gamma
Costumes:Robert Gamma
Editing:Hermann Haller
Assistant editor:Franziska Schuh
Sound:Kurt Hugentobler
Sound assistant:Hans Sennrich, Albert Bolliger (Mikrofon)
Consultant:Dr. H. Walder, Prof. Dr. med. A. Glaus
Music:Bruno Canfora
  
Cast: 
Heinz RühmannOberleutnant Matthäi
Sigfrit SteinerDetektiv Feller
Siegfried LowitzLeutnant Henzi
Michel SimonHausierer Jacquier
Heinrich GretlerPolizeikommandant
Gert FröbeHerr Schrott
Berta DrewsFrau Schrott
Ewald BalserProfessor Manz
Maria Rosa SalgadoFrau Heller
Anita von OwAnnemarie Heller
Barbara HallerUrsula Fehlmann
Emil HegetschweilerGemeindepräsident
René MagronPolizeibeamter Weber
Hans GauglerVater Moser
Margrit WinterMutter Moser
Ettore CellaGaragenbesitzer
Anneliese BetschartLehrerin
Roger LiveseyDr. Manz
Max HauflerWirtshausbesucher
Max Werner Lenz
Traute Carlsen
  
Production company:Praesens Film AG (Zürich)
in co-production with:CCC-Film GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Chamartin Producciones (Madrid)
Producer:Lazar Wechsler
Co-Producer:Artur Brauner
Unit production manager:Uors von Planta
Location manager:Philippe Dériaz, Willi Rother
Shoot:20.02.1958-04.1958: Umgebung von Zürich, Chur; Praesens-Atelier, CCC-Studios Berlin-Spandau, Atelier Berlin-Tempelhof
Original distributor:Deutsche Film Hansa GmbH & Co. (DFH) (Hamburg)
Length:2713 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Mono
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.06.1958, 17323, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 04.07.1958, Berlin, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 09.07.1958;
Erstaufführung (CH): 12.07.1959, Zürich, Rex;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 24.05.1965, ZDF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Es geschah am hellichten Tag
Verleihtitel (ES) El cebo

Versions

Original

Length:2713 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,37
Picture/Sound:s/w, Mono
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.06.1958, 17323, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 04.07.1958, Berlin, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 09.07.1958;
Erstaufführung (CH): 12.07.1959, Zürich, Rex;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 24.05.1965, ZDF
 

Awards

FBW 1958
Prädikat: Wertvoll