Clash By Night

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Clifford Odets' original play was a hoary item of Broadway neo-realism in the Arthur Miller vein: a 'mature' study of a cynical woman's adultery with an equally cynical man. Lang and his producer Jerry Wald transposed the setting from Staten Island to a small fishing village, and had the brilliant idea of grounding the characters in a documentary on the community industry, giving them a substance never intrinsic in the script. What follows is a very Langian picture of the dangerous undercurrents in emotional relationships, excellently acted by the three principals, interestingly counterpointed by Marilyn Monroe (in her first major role) and Keith Andes as uninhibited young lovers.

By: TR


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Fritz Lang
Alfred Hayes
J Carroll Naish
Marilyn Monroe
Paul Douglas
Keith Andes
Barbara Stanwyck
Robert Ryan
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