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Too Late for Tears (1949)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  13 August 1949 (USA)
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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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That's just to remind you... you're in a tough racket now!


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13 August 1949 (USA)  »

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Killer Bait  »

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Reissued in 1955 under the title "Killer Bait". See more »

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Alan Palmer: What is it, Jane? I just don't understand you! I've tried to give you everything you wanted, everything I could.
Jane Palmer: Yes, you've given me a dozen down payments and installments for the rest of our lives.
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This tiger was pure poison
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the definitive marks of a film noir for me has always been the presence of a morally vacuous, poisonously stupid, pathologically lying, cold blooded murderess who sucks (or attempts to suck) all associated with her(esp. men) into a whirling abyss of nothingness. This one fits the bill, as noir as they come. Fools you, too: at first I was turned off by the film because Scott and the Plott just seemed stupid and uninteresting...boy does she get interesting...film ramps up in quality quite remarkably after the first twenty minutes or so...from then on a nice toxic mix which kept me suspended until the end. Then again maybe I'm not bright.

I wish the film quality were better on this, hovers around the barely tolerable.


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