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½ August 11, 2016
Saw this noir as a double feature. It's funny and unpredictable and I'd see it again. An overlooked gem of the genre!
January 4, 2016
Morality is easy in the absence of temptation. Some people never steal or cheat on a spouse simply because they wouldn't know how. But what if very suddenly (and accidentally) you fall into possession of a kidnapping or blackmail payoff --- and nobody knows? Lizabeth Scott simply excels in her role here. Her natural ability to come on to a man -- naturally -- sweetly -- using her entire persona but without being obvious, she has more ability to manipulate than most of us could deal with.TOO LATE FOR TEARS has it all: Murder, treachery, backstabbing, double-crossing, booze drinking, poison, and cigarette smoking --- all smoothly kept under control by a strong director and script. See it.
December 30, 2015
good film noir with two greats, Lizabeth Scott and Dangerous Dan Darea
Super Reviewer
½ July 18, 2015
Solid noir with one of the more despicable femme fatales in the genre's history. Fortunately that succubus is played by Lizabeth Scott, one of the best purveyors of silky villainy the genre ever had.
July 16, 2015
good noirish thriller
March 29, 2015
Love this movie! This is Lizbeth Scott's very, very bad girl picture. Comparable to "Born to Be Bad", "Double Indemnity" and similar film noir movies. A must see for film noir fans, and it has recently been restored. The restored version was shown at the 2015 TCM Film Festival, and is scheduled to be aired on TCM in July 2015.
September 21, 2014
A great lost noir with a completely mercenary leading lady, twist after twist after twist as identities and motives are unpeeled, and (almost) every character constantly looking to find their footing and gain some advantage as the story plays out.

This film is a treasure restored to us by the Film Noir Foundation.
½ August 21, 2014
Randomly found on youtube, and what a find. Classic noir that's a lot of fun to watch, especially for the ruthless Lizabeth Scott as the femme fatale. It's on the cheap side, some of the cuts in scenes early on are draw-droppingly bad but thankfully this amateurishness melts away after the first half. Dan Duryea plays the private dick type character but Don DeFore is actually loads better as the criminal whose bungling caused the whole affair. In fact he's probably the best actor in the whole film. Good stuff.
½ July 27, 2014
I like old Film Noirs, and this one is ok, I suppose. It starts off quite boring and slightly unbelievable, ending up so convoluted it becomes almost farcical. The drawbacks with this film are manifold - the lead actors aren't great, the print I saw was so grey and blurry you could hardly see what was happening and the plot all happens in the second half. Despite these shortcomings, it's perfectly watchable and almost enjoyable. 6.75/10
½ June 28, 2014
Combine the great performances of Dan Duryea and Lizabeth Scott with a storyline containing more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and you have this undervalued gem of a "B' grade noir. Highly recommended!
May 15, 2014
A very entertaining 1949 film noir starring Lizabeth Scott as a femme fatale and Dan Dureya and a good supporting cast
March 23, 2014
Lizabeth Scott should have won an AA.
½ January 5, 2014
Interesting story with quite a few twists and turns.
September 19, 2013
A pretty straightforward story about a woman who won't let anyone get between her and her money.
October 20, 2012
Money hungry Lisbeth Scott will kill as many men as she needs to in order to keep the proceeds of a blackmail scheme she happens upon one dark night. Scott is a kind of second-rate Lauren Bacall and the male leads are all similarly wooden. The DVD transfer I viewed is very poor quality with the abruptness in transitions between scenes suggesting that some of the original film stock may have been lost. Still it's not a bad noir with pretty brisk pacing. One of six in the budget collection '5 Star Film Noir.'
September 30, 2012
Nothing ever happens.
September 12, 2012
Unfortunately, one of the slowest and, thus, least thrilling noir films. Too Late for Tears covers the story of a ruthless dame, driven by sheer greed. After a bag full of money ends up in her and her husband's car during a ride, and he intends to leave the money in a locker and forget about the whole story, Jane goes on a rampage. First, she 'accidentally' shoots him while on a boat, and then she plays a risky game with the actual owner of the little fortune. She doesn't want to share, she doesn't want to leave any clues, so she smartly plans the whole intrigue and realizes that there might be a chance of her leaving with the bag all by herself. However, as the viewer quickly finds out, her husband's sister, aided by a suspicious character, find out about her deeds. Lizabeth Scott is brilliant as the femme fatale.
February 16, 2012
Thriller a couple get a bag of money accidentally thrown into a car that results in dire occurances. Turns the wife into a killer.
January 29, 2012
Greatest Femmes Fatales in Classic Film Noir
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