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Mae Doyle is a good-time girl, but now times are bad. Weary of too much booze and too many men, she returns to her girlhood home, the fishing village of Monterey, California. There she finds security as the wife of a devoted and dull fisherman?and passion in the arms of his provocative best friend. Film noir master Fritz Lang (The Big Heat, Ministry of Fear) directs four towering talents - Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and rising star Marilyn Monroe - in a stark tale of lives burnished by human emotion and shattered by human failings. Intense and powerfully realistic, Clash by Night (from a Clifford Odets play) is about many towns, many families. Serene on the surface. Roiling with desperation underneath.
Riviting documentary worthy movie featuring the sardine boom time in Monterey. Great historic Cannery Row scenery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by KatMo50
Even though I'm not a big Barbara Stanwyk fan, I do enjoy this movie. Robert Ryan, as usual, can wring emotion out of every line.Published 2 months ago by Crazy cat lady
This is a very beautiful melodrama from the most mature period of Fritz Lang's career, very deep-dyed in treating relationships within the specific world it depicts of a coastal... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Blake Lucas
My favorite Stanwyck movie. Man she was an accomplished actress. A fable of a story that is as timeless today as it was 50 or 500 years ago.Published 5 months ago by Sally P.
It's funny how accidently physical Marilyn gets in a scene.Published 5 months ago by Matthew T. Ryan
Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan and Paul Douglas star in this riveting film noir based on the Clifford Odets play. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thomas J Lombardo
One of my favorite classic movies. The actors of that time we will never see again.Published 7 months ago by Charm addict