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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.

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writers:

Roy Huggins (screenplay), Roy Huggins (from his Saturday Evening Post serial)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lizabeth Scott ... Jane Palmer
Don DeFore ... Don Blake
Dan Duryea ... Danny Fuller
Arthur Kennedy ... Alan Palmer
Kristine Miller ... Kathy Palmer
Barry Kelley ... 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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That's just to remind you... you're in a tough racket now! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Bait See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The characters, events and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Kathy, the sister-in-law, is a single women and yet she has a fashionable blouse that buttons up the back when she searches the Palmer's apartment after her brother disappears. But she could have used a zipper hook helper instead of another person. See more »

Quotes

Alan Palmer: Stop it, Jane! If we don't report this, it's a felony. It's the same as stealing. It's a blind alley with a big barred gate at the end!
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Connections

Featured in Heartbreakers (2001) See more »

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Super Cast, Thrilling Story
24 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

A true film noir and a very exciting watch. Super casting, thrilling story. Lizabeth Scott in one of her best performances. Well worth watching if you love a good crime drama.

Jane Palmer (Lizabeth Scott) and her husband Danny Fuller (Dan Duryea) are an average couple that has gone out one evening. While driving along in their convertible, a suitcase is hurled into their backseat and next they find themselves being chased. Once the car chase is over and they are safe they realize they have $60,000 in their possession and must figure out what to do with it. Jane's true colors starts shining as she refuses to give the money to the police and tell them what happened - Jane is willing to murder if it means she can keep the money.

8.5/10


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