Play directory : The Talented Mr Ripley

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Patricia Highssmith
  • Written
    1955
  • Setting
    1950s New York
  • Overview
    Tom Ripley is a young man struggling to make a living in 1950s New York City. While working at a party, playing the piano in a borrowed Princeton jacket, he is approached by the wealthy shipbuilder Herbert Greenleaf, who believes Tom to be an actual graduate of the university and a friend of his son, Dickie Greenleaf. Ripley is asked to travel to Italy to persuade Dickie to return to the United States to help run the family business. He agrees, even though he did not go to Princeton and has never even met Dickie.