Purple Noon (1960)
Purple Noon is a 1960 film directed by René Clément, based on the 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars Alain Delon in his first major film, along with then famous Maurice Ronet and Marie Laforêt; Romy Schneider appears briefly in an uncredited role as Freddie Miles' companion, and Billy Kearns impersonates Greenleaf's friend Freddy Miles. The film, principally in French, contains brief sequences in Italian. The film's source novel was adapted again in 1999, under the original title, directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow.