Purple Noon

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Purple Noon ★★★ Plein Soleil; Lust for Evil 1960 (PG-13)

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. 118m/C VHS, DVD . FR Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, Erno Crisa, Billy Kearns; D: Rene Clement; W: Rene Clement, Paul Gegauff; C: Henri Decae; M: Nino Rota.