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Too Late for Tears (1949)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1949 (UK)
Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

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One night on a lonely highway, a speeding car tosses a satchel of money, meant for somebody else, into Jane and Alan Palmer's back seat. Alan wants to turn it over to the police, but Jane, with luxury within her reach, persuades him to hang onto it "for a while." Soon, the Palmers are traced by one Danny Fuller, a sleazy character who claims the money is his. To hang onto it, Jane will need all the qualities of an ultimate femme fatale...and does she ever have them! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Hunt Stromberg borrowed Lizabeth Scott, Kristine Miller, Don DeFore and director Byron Haskin from independent producer Hal B. Wallis for the production. See more »

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Jane tells Danny they're going to Coldwater Canyon, but moments later they turn into the Bel-Air Estates, which is miles to the west of Coldwater Canyon (which doesn't even intersect with Sunset Blvd., which Danny notes they've just turned off). See more »

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Danny Fuller: This is the stuff from his pockets. I don't like friskin' stiffs!
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great acting and story
24 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is worth searching for. It features great performances from Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea. This may be Scott's finest role. As the story progresses, she becomes more motivated and corrupted by greed. They sure don't write stories like this anymore! Too bad the production was so low budget and the film quality has deteriorated. This one will keep you on the edge of your seat.


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