Henri-Georges Clouzot's DIABOLIQUE & Rene Clement's PURPLE NOON
RetroClassics Film Series presents

Henri-Georges Clouzot's DIABOLIQUE & Rene Clement's PURPLE NOON

Double Feature

Henri-Georges Clouzot's DIABOLIQUE (NR, 1955, 115 min)

This thriller, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women-the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school-who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique features outstanding performances by Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot.

In French w/Eng. subtitles

followed by

Rene Clement's PURPLE NOON (NR, 1960, 117 min)

This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, stars Alain Delon as Tim Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged devil-may-care acquaintance Phillipe Greenleaf back to the United States. What initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft and murder.

In French w/Eng. subtitles


Retro Pass $75 | Double Feature $9

Friday, December 15

7:00pm   Fletcher Hall


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