Sunday, September 9, 2012


SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Too Late For Tears (1949)

In the mood for a good film noir? Here's a gem from 1949 starring Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea and Don DeFore. By coincidence, Jane and Alan Palmer get hold of a sum of money that belongs to some gangsters. Alan wants to get rid of the money but Jane does not. It's a simple story which soon gets more complicated. Lizabeth Scott was not the world's best actress but she does OK here. Dan Duryea is always very watchable. Directed by Byron Haskin, who created the special effects for many well-known movies.  Other titles he directed include The War of the Worlds (1953), The Boss (1956), I Walk Alone (1948) and, one of my personal favourites, Conquest of Space (1955).

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  1. Did you know this movie was also called "Killer Bait." I reviewed it on my blog several months ago. It's a film I like a lot. I'm not a huge Lizabeth Scott fan, but I DO love Dan Duryea. For some reason, I tend to be drawn to those "bad boy" actors.

  2. Yes, they later re-named the movie to release it again. Quite a dirty trick to play on audiences - imagine that happening today!


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