Too Late for Tears is a 1949 black-and-white film noir starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea. Alan Palmer accidentally gets a hold of $60,000 in stolen cash. Lizabeth Scott is one of the great movie femme fatales and plays his plotting wife Jane.
Tod Slaughter plays the wicked Squire Corder who seduces then murders innocent country maiden Maria Marten before burying her body beneath the barn floor. The film is based on the popular 19th century melodramas about the 1827 real murder case called “The Red Barn Murder”.
Blackmailer McDonald is murdered by one of his victims. His body is dumped in the trunk of his enemy, newspaper editor Kruger and the plot begins.
Holmes and Watson meet Inspector Lestrade on a train to Scotland, in which Lady Margaret Carstairs, the owner of a famous diamond, the Star of Rhodesia, and her son Roland are travelling. The owner has asked Holmes to guard the huge diamond, but soon Roland is murdered and the diamond stolen. Holmes must find the diamond and uncover the murderer, both of whom must still be on the train.