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Too Late for Tears

Too Late for Tears(1949)

Also Known As: Too Many Tears |

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Brief Synopsis

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!

Cast & Crew

Byron Haskin Director
Lizabeth Scott Jane Palmer, also known as Jane Petrie
Don DeFore Don Blake
Dan Duryea Danny Fuller
Arthur Kennedy Alan Palmer
Kristine Miller Kathy Palmer
Barry Kelley Lt. Breach
Denver Pyle Young man at train station
Kenny O'Morrison Motorcycle cop
Robert Bice Motorcycle cop
Richard Irving Bindlestiff
Jimmie Dodd Bindlestiff

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 17 Jul 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Republic Pictures Corp., Streamline Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  100 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,012    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • A Film Noir Gem

    Linn 2014-06-16

    I couldn't get enough of this movie, so I bought it to view often and get my fix of Dan Duryea and Lizabeth Scott. After having money accidentally... MORE>

  • Nifty noir

    Emgee 2010-11-10

    Lizabeth Scott never won any Oscars, and it's not hard to figure out why. She underacts rather than overacts, plus she starred in a genre that only... MORE>