Too Late for Tears Reviews

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Very solid Noir . The husky-voiced winsome smiling Lizabeth Scott turns in a finely tuned performance as the femme fatale.

    Very solid Noir . The husky-voiced winsome smiling Lizabeth Scott turns in a finely tuned performance as the femme fatale.

  • Apr 23, 2018

    The guy would have tied her to a chair. Waited for the husband to get back, then tied him to a chair. Then tortured them both until they gave up the money. Then killed them both. End of film and a much more realistic one. This guy just pops round like a friendly neighbor asking to borrow a cup of sugar, as he smiles and whistles and doesn't seem to miss his $100,000. OK, so he wasn't a gangster, just a guy looking for a buck, but the relaxed attitude he has, he doesn't seem worried or anxious to get the money at all. This really did take the tension away from the plot. Very good female lead and I wanted her to get away with it in the end. The brother was an unlikable character.

    The guy would have tied her to a chair. Waited for the husband to get back, then tied him to a chair. Then tortured them both until they gave up the money. Then killed them both. End of film and a much more realistic one. This guy just pops round like a friendly neighbor asking to borrow a cup of sugar, as he smiles and whistles and doesn't seem to miss his $100,000. OK, so he wasn't a gangster, just a guy looking for a buck, but the relaxed attitude he has, he doesn't seem worried or anxious to get the money at all. This really did take the tension away from the plot. Very good female lead and I wanted her to get away with it in the end. The brother was an unlikable character.

  • Sep 30, 2017

    It's taken a bit too far for me.

    It's taken a bit too far for me.

  • Sep 27, 2017

    A classic - if somewhat contrived - film noir. Every scene. Lizabeth Scott may be a Bacall clone, but has proper acting chops of her own.

    A classic - if somewhat contrived - film noir. Every scene. Lizabeth Scott may be a Bacall clone, but has proper acting chops of her own.

  • May 16, 2017

    The movie is centered around Scott's fine performance which is one of the better femme fatale performances I have seen on film.

    The movie is centered around Scott's fine performance which is one of the better femme fatale performances I have seen on film.

  • Aug 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!

    Saw this noir as a double feature. It's funny and unpredictable and I'd see it again. An overlooked gem of the genre!

  • Jan 04, 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.

    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.

  • Dec 30, 2015

    good film noir with two greats, Lizabeth Scott and Dangerous Dan Darea

    good film noir with two greats, Lizabeth Scott and Dangerous Dan Darea

  • Jul 18, 2015

    Solid film noir from writer Roy Huggins ("The Fugitive" and "The Rockford Files"). Lizabeth Scott and husband Arthur Kennedy come into possession of a suitcase full of money. The two disagree what to do with it, Kennedy wanting to give it to the police and Scott wanting to keep it. Scott then hooks up with lowlife Dan Duryea and then digs a hole deeper and deeper in her quest to keep the money. It's a pretty suspenseful story with a few surprised, but I have to say my favorite surprise was and unrecognizably young Denver "Uncle Jesse" Pyle in a bit part in a train station. I never would have spotted him unless I'd read his name on IDMB. Although Duryea doesn't give particularly strong of performance, Scott's stiff acting style seems more at home in this story than in some of her other pictures. Overall, this is a terrific little noir that is essential viewing for fans of the genre. Plus, this film is in the public domain, so you can watch it for free on Youtube or Archive.org

    Solid film noir from writer Roy Huggins ("The Fugitive" and "The Rockford Files"). Lizabeth Scott and husband Arthur Kennedy come into possession of a suitcase full of money. The two disagree what to do with it, Kennedy wanting to give it to the police and Scott wanting to keep it. Scott then hooks up with lowlife Dan Duryea and then digs a hole deeper and deeper in her quest to keep the money. It's a pretty suspenseful story with a few surprised, but I have to say my favorite surprise was and unrecognizably young Denver "Uncle Jesse" Pyle in a bit part in a train station. I never would have spotted him unless I'd read his name on IDMB. Although Duryea doesn't give particularly strong of performance, Scott's stiff acting style seems more at home in this story than in some of her other pictures. Overall, this is a terrific little noir that is essential viewing for fans of the genre. Plus, this film is in the public domain, so you can watch it for free on Youtube or Archive.org

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Jul 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.

    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.