Clash by Night (1952)

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Turner; $19.98; NR
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Keith Andes and J. Carrol Naish

Stanwyck portrays tough gal Mae Doyle, a wayward woman who reluctantly returns to her dreary hometown and settles down with a nice-guy fisherman (Douglas). A seamy love triangle develops when the restless Doyle finds herself in the arms of the dark, explosive Earl (Ryan). Andes and Monroe shine in supporting performances. A dark, moody adaptation of Clifford Odet's play filled with heavy dialogue and melodrama that holds up over time.

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