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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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In one terrifying moment she realized what she had done... yet it was too late to turn back... too late for tears! See more »


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When this film was re-released in 1955 with the title "Killer Bait", it was on a double bill with Johnny Holiday (1949), which was retitled as "Boy's Prison". See more »

Goofs

Jane tells Alan that the $790 she has spent represents about 0.1% of the money they found. SInce they found $60,000, she actually spent about 1.3% of the money. See more »

Quotes

Danny Fuller: I'm going to buy an evening paper, and there'd better be something in it about money, or I'll be around again. An' I'm afraid I'll be awfully peeved at ya, honey!
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DeFore Saves This Story
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film noir was turning out to be a big disappointment but picked up the pace nicely with some interesting twists when Don DeFore's character "Don Blake" entered the story

Meanwhile, Lizabeth Scott ("Jane Palmer") was convincing as the femme fatale and Dan Duryea ("Danny Fuller") was his normal entertaining character complete with some good, wisecracking lines. However, DeFore is the guy who rally snaps this film out of the doldrums.

This is a story of greed and what it can do to people, particularly if they aren't that moral to begin with!

It's nice to see this out on DVD, although, from what I have read elsewhere, I don't believe a decent print of this movie has been made available.


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