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Too Late for Tears (1949) & The Guilty (1947)

March 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “UCLA Festival of Preservation.”

Too Late for Tears (1949)
Directed by Byron Haskin.

Sultry queen of noir Lizabeth Scott chews up the scenery as her character’s married life careens out of control with murderous greed when a suitcase filled with cash is accidentally tossed into the car occupied by her and her credulous husband. Highlighting Los Angeles locations, Too Late for Tears also features an exceedingly devious performance by noir icon, Dan Duryea.

Director: Byron Haskin. Production: Streamline Pictures. Distribution: United Artists Corp. Producer: Hunt Stromberg. Screenwriter: Roy Huggins. Based on the novel Too Late for Tears by Roy Huggins. Cinematographer: William Mellor. Art Direction: James Sullivan. Editor: Harry Keller. Music: Dale Butts. Cast: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy, Kristine Miller.

35mm, b/w, 100 min.

Followed by:
The Guilty (1947)
Directed by John Reinhardt.

A low-budget film noir produced by Monogram, The Guilty riffs on Robert Siodmak’s The Dark Mirror (1946) with former child star Bonita Granville playing twin sisters, one of whom ends up murdered, her body found in a barrel. The prime suspects are two ex-Army buddies the sisters latched on to but it takes a number of extreme plot twists before police detective Heller (Toomey) identifies the actual killer.

Director: John Reinhardt. Production: Wrather Productions Inc., Monogram Pictures Corp. Distribution: Monogram Pictures Corp. Producer: Jack Wrather. Screenwriter: Robert Presnell, Sr. Based on the short story “He Looked Like Murder” by Cornell Woolrich. Cinematographer: Henry Sharp. Art Direction: Oscar Yerge. Editor: Jodie Caplan. Music: Rudy Schrager. Cast: Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, John Litel, Wally Cassell.

35mm, b/w, 71 min.

In-Person: Alan K. Rode, film historian.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.! UCLA Festival of Preservation Passes available for $50.

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More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


March 7, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States