Purple Noon (1960)
Front Cover Actor
Alain Delon Tom Ripley
Maurice Ronet Philippe Greenleaf
Marie Laforêt Marge Duval
Elvire Popesco Mme. Popova
Erno Crisa Inspector Riccordi
Frank Latimore O'Brien
Billy Kearns Freddy
Romy Schneider Freddy's companion
Nerio Bernardi Signora Gianna
Ave Ninchi Signora Gianna
Viviane Chantel The Belgian lady
Barbel Fanger
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Thriller; Drama
Director René Clément
Producer Raymond Hakim; Robert Hakim
Writer Patricia Highsmith; René Clément
Studio Compagnie Commerciale Francais Cinematographie; Miramax
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 55 mins
Country USA
Color Color
René Clément 's thriller Purple Noon stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, an American who travels to Europe on an all-expenses-paid mission to convince his friend, the errant playboy Philippe Greenleaf ( Maurice Ronet ), to travel to San Francisco at the request of the wealthy Greenleaf family. Initially, the pair enjoy the good life in Italy, often to the anger and dismay of Philippe's much put-upon fiancee Marge ( Marie Laforet ). However, as Tom's funds begin to run dry, it becomes more and more apparent that Philippe has no intentions of returning to the U.S., forcing Tom to consider more nefarious means of maintaining his extravagant lifestyle. Purple Noon is adapted from Patricia Highsmith 's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley , and like Alfred Hitchcock 's classic Strangers on a Train , also based on Highsmith 's work, the theme of identity transference is dominant. The subject even extends to the homoerotic undercurrents which simmer below the surface of Tom and Philippe's relationship, setting into motion a love/hate tension which explodes during a high seas journey. — Jason Ankeny
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Index 1295
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/16/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 786936166705
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen