Tom Ripley is sent to Europe by Mr. Greenleaf to fetch his spoiled, playboy son, Philippe, and bring him back home to the States. In return, Tom will receive $5,000. Philippe toys with Tom, pretending he will go back home, but has no intentions of leaving his bride to be, Marge, and honoring his father’s wishes. After some time passes, Mr. Greenleaf considers the mission a failure and cuts Tom off. Tom, in desperation, kills Philippe, assumes his identity, and lives the life of a rich playboy. However, he will need all his conman abilities to keep Philippe’s friends and the police off the trail. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith and later remade as The Talented Mr Ripley.
Certificate: PG Distributor: Studiocanal/ICO
Dir. René Clément, France/Italy, 1960, 118 mins, subtitles
Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt