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Too Late for Tears (1949)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 August 1949 (USA)
Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even if it means murder.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Jane Palmer
... Don Blake / Don Blanchard
... Danny Fuller
... Alan Palmer
... Kathy Palmer
... Police Lt. Breach
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Storyline

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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She Got What She Wanted... With Lies... With Kisses... With Murder! See more »


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Killer Bait  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 came to tell you somethin', Tiger. If you get that dough and dust with it, it'll be very, very bad!
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

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This tiger was pure poison
1 September 2005 | by 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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