Too Late for Tears is a 1949 American film noir directed by Byron Haskin and starring Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea and Arthur Kennedy. The screenplay was written by Roy Huggins, developed from a serial he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post.
The film was reissued as Killer Bait in 1955. Too Late for Tears has been in the public domain for many years; there are several different edits of the film with different running times. On January 25, 2014, a restored 35mm print was premiered by the Film Noir Foundation at Noir City 12 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The film was restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Film Noir Foundation. The restoration combined 35mm dupe negative elements from France with some material from surviving prints.
Too Late for Tears
Directed by Byron Haskin
Produced by Hunt Stromberg
Screenplay by Roy Huggins
Based on a serial for Saturday Evening Post by Roy Huggins
Starring Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy
Music by R. Dale Butts
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Edited by Harry Keller
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates August 13, 1949
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States