- Original title
Plein soleil (Blazing Sun)
- Running time
- 115 min.
Paul Gégauff (Novel: Patricia Highsmith)
Co-production France-Italy; Paris-Films Productions / Titanus
Mystery. Thriller | Cop Movies. Crime. Friendship. Jealousy. Psychological Thriller
- Movie Groups
Patricia Highsmith Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
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