Too Late for Tears, also known as Killer Bait, is a 1949 film noir directed by Byron Haskin. While Alan Palmer (Arthur Kennedy) and his wife Jane (Lizabeth Scott) are driving to a Hollywood party, somebody in another car mysteriously throws a suitcase that contains $60,000 into their convertible. Although Jane wants to spend the cash immediately, honest Alan tries to convince his greedy wife that they should send the money to the police station. When she will not change her mind, he takes the cash away and hides it from her, much to the dismay of Jane. Shortly after Alan locks up the money, Danny Fuller (Dan Duryea), the gangster who stole the cash, arrives at the Palmers' home and asks for his suitcase. With both Alan and Danny standing in the way of her pursuit of wealth, Jane concocts an evil scheme to murder them both and take the money for herself.