The vehicle has been located and the matter appears to be closed, but not for Kathy, who all but says that she has doubts about her sister-in-law. Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. She wonders why he is so anxious to help find Alan and yet does not talk about him as if they really were friends in England. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. | Rating: B-
Don and Kathy are drawn to each other. It looks a little better every year. You're almost there! She finds the claim ticket in a dresser drawer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Jane interrupts the couple as they are leaving and tells them a lie about a note from Alan she has found in the returned car. Sadly it all came to an end in 1955, when she sued the gossip magazine Confidential for writing that she spent her off-work hours with "Hollywood's weird society of baritone babes” a code word then for lesbians. Alan tries to take his wife's mind off the topic. Alan returns home and tells her their banker phoned to let him know that their account is several hundred dollars down.

She tells Kathy that Alan has just gone out to pick up a bottle of liquor. It's a good movie, but does little to stand out as a classic of its form. The husky-voiced winsome smiling Lizabeth Scott turns in a finely tuned performance as the femme fatale; while Dan Duryea is in his element as the alcoholic weak-kneed cad, who shows he doesn't have as much stomach for his criminal mischief as does his lady accomplice. Jane and Alan Palmer are driving to a party in the Hollywood Hills when someone in another car throws a Gladstone bag into the back seat of their convertible. The film was reissued as Killer Bait in 1955. The hood is Dan Duryea, "Tiger" is the lovely Lizabeth Scott, and the film is Too Late for Tears, (1949) which the HFPA helped restore, and which will have its restoration premiere on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the historic Castro movie theater in San Francisco, during the opening weekend of NOIR CITY 12 film festival. Coming Soon. I really liked this movie. | Fresh (5). GOLDEN GLOBE(S)®, HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION®, CECIL B. DEMILLE® AND GOLDEN GLOBES® STATUETTE DESIGN MARK ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE® STATUETTE THE COPYRIGHTED PROPERTY, OF THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! All Critics (5) He claims to be a detective and says he needs to look around the place. As time goes on and Alan does not return, Jane begins to feign worry and fear.

Solid noir with one of the more despicable femme fatales in the genre's history. Danny returns the next day, letting himself into the apartment using a skeleton key.

She notifies police to stake out Union Station. She and Danny make a deal to split the money; he gives her a number where he can be reached. Later, when she has made up her mind about what to do, Jane phones Danny and tells him to wait that night at the palm tree at the west end of Westlake Park, near downtown Los Angeles.

And you know right away that you are in film noir territory, where the women are indeed beautiful, and smart, and hard. It features a once-in a lifetime opportunity to get rich and the inevitable double crosses that ensue, a few corpses, and a quick slide to the final, devastating end. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number.

We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. ), who wrote his own brilliant screenplay. Lisabeth Scott as a lady whose first rule is "money is king" and whose second rule is "didn't you read the first rule?". Jane's drive for wealth was so extreme that she will not stop at murder to rise above her impoverished middle-class circumstances, and her warped character is used to show how money can't buy one happiness. After he leaves, Jane phones a man she knows for certain served with Alan and asks him to drop by. Alan threatens to send the claim ticket to the District Attorney's office right away; Jane threatens to take the money and run off. The implication is that it was Alan and another woman. [5], Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of films in the public domain in the United States, "» Archived Review: ROY HUGGINS – Too Late for Tears", "The Screen In Review; 'Too Late for Tears,' Adult and Suspenseful Adventure Film, Is New Bill at Mayfair", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Too_Late_for_Tears&oldid=981026234, Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from March 2020, All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 21:02. Having arranged to meet Danny later that night, to supposedly retrieve the money from its burial site, Jane first invites Alan's sister, Kathy - who lives across the hall - over for a nightcap.

Forgot your password? Fortunately that succubus is played by Lizabeth Scott, one of the best purveyors of silky villainy the genre ever had.


Many of the versions on the market are degraded by bad editing and poor print quality, and that is why the Film Noir Foundation to put Tears at the top of their to do list.

By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Jane eventually convinces her husband that they should hide the cash for a week; she claims to be fine with whatever he decides to do. She kills Danny with a drink laced with the poison he had provided her. Back at their Hollywood apartment, they examine what Alan estimates to be $100,000 in cash.

Don meets Kathy in the lobby and apologizes, saying, "Well, it was a short honeymoon, Kathy. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. drama,

Don arrives and, in the course of their conversation, Jane quizzes him on his experience in England with Alan during the war; his answers are not convincing. He promises to return if there is no news in the evening paper about money being handed over to the cops. Jane feels she was always meant to have money, that she married Blanchard because she thought he had a lot of it; Alan believes peace of mind is more important, that they will not have that with the money in their possession.

As part of their romantic evening, Alan and Jane rent a boat. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Clearly not a detective but actually the man for whom the money was intended, Danny slaps Jane around a bit and demands to know where the money is. He sees the body and resists being involved in a murder, but Jane has the gun on him and promises to tell the police he killed her husband unless he helps her. Just confirm how you got your ticket.

She understands this means the money is unmarked and its disappearance won't be reported to the police. The film was restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Film Noir Foundation, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association providing some of the necessary funding. She asks him to help her run away but she needs to know where the money came from and if it is safe to spend. When Kathy goes home, Jane picks up Danny and they drive up into the hills. She allows him to go ahead. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. She responds that she has only been buying things she needed. Jane wants to keep it but Alan feels it is probably a blackmail payoff and the police should have it. Danny makes another appearance; Jane tells him about Kathy and begs him to procure poison to kill her. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.

The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. )...Though a minor film noir, it relates to the ambitions the middle-class had during the postwar period to better their life materially and socially.

Danny discovers a blank piece of paper in the lining and Jane realizes the ticket must be at home. For producer Hunt Stromberg, director Byron Haskin and scenarist Roy Huggins, who adapted his own Saturday Evening Post serial, herein have fashioned an effective melodramatic elaboration of that theme. Once up there, he figures that she plans to kill him. She asks them to come to her apartment, where the man who actually was an air corps comrade of Alan's is waiting.

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