Purple Noon 1960 NR

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This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) back to the United States.

Starring:
Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet
Runtime:
1 hour, 58 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, International
Director René Clément
Starring Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet
Supporting actors Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore, Billy Kearns, Ave Ninchi, Viviane Chantel, Nerio Bernardi, Barbel Fanger, Lily Romanelli, Nicolas Petrov, Elvire Popesco, René Clément, Jacqueline Decaë, Walter Grant, Paul Muller, Romy Schneider, Nino Vingelli, Leonello Zanchi
Studio The Criterion Collection
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great thriller, a classic.
A. Roca
His remarkable ability to hide his insidiousness was lost on those around him which is what makes the film so great.
Corso
I think a lot of really good movies are missed because people don't want to have to read.
LBea542

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Corso on September 15, 2013
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Captivating is what a young Alan Delon is in this film. By looking at his innocent face, watching his boyish mannerisms, hearing his insecurity, and feeling his jealousy, one would never guess the sinister diabolic monster that lives inside - not that his "best friend" wasn't asking for it. His remarkable ability to hide his insidiousness was lost on those around him which is what makes the film so great. There is something about a writer's ability to keep his antagonist one step ahead and the director does a superb job of it. There is only one other film we've ever seen that has the same tight quality of suspense and that is "Out of Time" with Denzel Washington. Here Delon appears to have pulled off the perfect crime until that great scene near the end. This film makes The Talented Mr. Ripley play like the grade-school, formula-written, star-studded-dud, Hollywood remake that it is. A must see for French noir and caper aficionados.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jenny Jenkins on August 25, 2013
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In this 1960 French film, Alain Delon mesmerizes as the attractive and urbanely savage Ripley who Matt Damon embodied so perfectly in the American film three decades or so later. Watching both films close together is fascinating: directorial, acting and casting choices make sense in both but bring interesting shifts in perspective. If you miss Jude Law when he is off-screen in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (no knock on Matt Damon who chooses to play Ripley as a nebbishy wannabe), you won't feel that same sensation here. Alain Delon is riveting.

If you've never seen Alain Delon on screen before, you will be thunderstruck by the power of his beauty and the intensities that lie beneath that gorgeous surface.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peter A. Haan on August 31, 2013
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Much deeper and penetrating thriller than "The Talented Mr Ripley" put together so many years later. Delon is remarkably compelling, so much so he dwarfs the silly rich folks surrounding him and ends up being essentially a symbol of rebellion rather than outright murderousness. It is a Have-nots versus the Haves in a most alluring manner. The ending is different than the later movie most of us have seen. Gorgeous and worrisome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JMA2005 on December 14, 2014
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Not as good as everyone says. The American movie version is much better. Perhaps not a surprise. What I didn't like is the actor who plays Tom has no emotional depth.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William R Niedzwiecki on January 26, 2015
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Quite a disappointment, as I saw some reviews saying that this was a better adaptation of the story than The Talented Mr. Ripley. The characters are shallow, some of the acting is just terrible, and for very many reasons that should have been obvious to the people who made the film the idea that the characters are American is just not believable (beyond the fact that they are not speaking English, of course).
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By Sam on March 23, 2015
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Huge Talented Mr. Ripley fan... Own all of the movies and the book. This was quite interesting-- I was not expecting the heavy spoken Italian. Beautiful on scene filming and gorgeous models. Plot is not as great as the Matt Damon version however.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Qwerty Lover on April 27, 2014
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I am glad that I saw this movie, just so I could feel better about liking the Matt Damom version of this movie so much more.
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Another version of The Talented Mr. Ripley with a great twist. I adore these movies.
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