Purple Noon (Plein soleil) 1961

Purple Noon

Critics Consensus

The talented Tom Ripley is brought to enigmatic life on the screen in Purple Noon, an exquisite thriller wherein the murderous social climber is embodied by an unnerving Alain Delon.

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Tom Ripley (Alain Delon) travels to Italy to visit his playboy friend Phillippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) and Phillippe's new fiancée, Marge Duval (Marie Laforêt). What Phillippe doesn't know is that his father has paid Tom to convince his son to abandon Europe and return to his family responsibilities in San Francisco. But when Phillippe's family cuts off their funding of Tom's extravagant lifestyle during his covert mission, he discovers another way to maintain his newfound standard of living.

Cast & Crew

Alain Delon
Tom Ripley, Philippe Greenleaf
Marie Laforêt
Marge Duval
Maurice Ronet
Philippe Greenleaf
Billy Kearns
Freddy Miles
Ave Ninchi
Signora Gianna
René Clément
Director
René Clément
Writer
Paul Gégauff
Writer
Nino Rota
Original Music
Henri Decaë
Cinematographer
Françoise Javet
Film Editor
Paul Bertrand
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Critic Reviews for Purple Noon (Plein soleil)

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Audience Reviews for Purple Noon (Plein soleil)

  • Feb 24, 2012
    This was the film that the Talented Mr. Ripley was based on..and it is better. Couldn't you see that coming? I like the European original version better? Isn't that always the case?
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2011
    This 1960 version of the novel "Talented Mr.Ripley", in my opinion, it is not as good as the 1999 version but it is still a very good thriller where the atmosphere is sublime and the setting nothing but wonderful. The ending is one of the best I've ever seen in a movie.
    John M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2010
    I love The Talented Mr Ripley and I thought it was a better film overall, although they are technically adaptations of the same book, not TTMR being a remake. I thought Alain Delon was a better Ripley though.
    Lauren D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2010
    Good thriller, ala Alain Delon. Beautiful Italian scenery. Wonderfully ironic finale. Hollywood, please stop remaking good, classic films into mediocre, homogeonized ones.
    Stefanie C Super Reviewer

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