Friday, 16 September 2016

1960, Film: “Plein soleil”

The French-Italian coproduction "Plein soleil" (English: "Purple Noon", Italian: "Delitto in pieno sole") premieres on 10 March 1960 in France. The thriller, based on the 1955 novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith, is directed by René Clément. The main cast includes Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, Maurice Ronet as Philippe Greenleaf and Marie Laforêt as Marge Duval. The music is written by Italian composer Nino Rota.

Romy Schneider, Alain Delon's girlfriend at the time, appears briefly in an uncredited role as a friend of Freddie Miles.
Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt and Alain Delon
Marie Laforêt
Marie Laforêt and Alain Delon
Tom Ripley (Alain Delon) is sent to Italy by Mr. Greenleaf to fetch his spoiled playboy son, Philippe (Maurice Ronet), and bring him back home to the States to take over his father's business. Philippe intends to do no such thing...
Marie Laforêt and Alain Delon
Maurice Ronet, Billy Kearns and Alain Delon
Main cast
  • Alain Delon as Tom Ripley
  • Maurice Ronet as Philippe Greenleaf
  • Marie Laforêt as Marge Duval
  • Erno Crisa as Riccordi
  • Frank Latimore as O'Brien
  • Billy Kearns as Freddy Miles
  • Ave Ninchi as Mevrouw Gianna
  • Viviane Chantel as The Belgian Lady 

"Plein Soleil", English Trailer

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