The first filming of Patricia Highsmith's novel "The Talented Mr. Ripley" was this French "sea noir" thriller by director René Clément. Ne'er-do-well Tom Ripley (Alain Delon) befriends playboy Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) and is hired by Philippe's father to shepherd him home from Italy. Instead, Ripley hatches a scheme to claim the playboy's money and identity for himself. With Marie Laforêt. AKA: "Plein Soleil," "Blazing Sun." 118 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: French PCM mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.