This is sort of a Cain and Abel story about a rancher (Burt Lancaster) that takes in an orphaned boy. His real son gets jealous and tries to get his adopted brother in trouble, so that he can get the whole ranch.
A little before her 21st birthday, a girl returns home to her father’s gothic castle with her boyfriend and best friend. She finds out her father was killed in an accident and finds her brother obsessed with the legend of the Blancheville family curse. Why have all the servants been replaced? Why is the brother so nervous about the girl’s upcoming birthday? Who keeps screaming and making creepy noises in the castle tower?
Angela Lansbury plays another bad girl who starts an affair with an out of luck builder and architect. He begins to figure out that she really isn’t interested in him, but wants to kill him off for insurance money.
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.