Purple Noon Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Purple Noon the Movie

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Don't let the ratings fool you, this isn't teen fodder. The gorgeous Delon stars as opportunistic Tom Ripley, who's hired by the father of his rich, arrogant playboy friend Philippe (Ronet) to persuade him to return home to San Francisco. Instead, Ripley covets the man's yacht, beautiful girlfriend Marge (Laforet), and money, so when Philippe pushes Tom too far he disposes of him and tries to divert police suspicions. Film noir set in the hedonistic Mediterranean sun. Based on the novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith, although the ending of novel and film differ greatly. French with subtitles.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Contemporary Noir, Mistaken Identity, Books to Film: Patricia Highsmith, Tom Ripley
Rene Clement, Paul Gegauff
Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, Erno Crisa, Billy Kearns
Henri Decae
Rene Clement
Nino Rota
Raymond Hakim, Miramax

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