Based on the title I thought this was gonna be a Douglas Sirk weepie. But instead it’s a very noir film noir!
This movie started off simply fabulous. Ly. Great random set-up and perfect noir performances. But things get more involved and the actors start chewing the scenery and instead of ever-increasing tension, we just get ever-increasing “er… uhm…” But the plot does have some wonderful twists.
The bluray has that over-restored look: In a quest to make the shadows #000000, they’ve dropped all the details down to black. It’s like they’ve just turned the contrast button up to 300%. It kinda suits the movie, but it’s too much.
Too Late For Tears. Byron Haskin. 1949.
Popular movies in July 1949 according to IMDB:
|12390||7.4||She Wore a Yellow Ribbon|
|2091||7.3||Too Late for Tears|
|846||7.3||Come to the Stable|
|2632||7.2||In the Good Old Summertime|
|3234||7.1||The Big Steal|
|3505||7.0||Mighty Joe Young|
|514||6.7||The Great Gatsby|
|973||6.6||Follow Me Quietly|
|655||6.6||Scene of the Crime|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.