Clash by Night

Clash by Night

DVD - 2005
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A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend.
Publisher: [Atlanta] : Turner Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2005]
ISBN: 0419813064
9780780650671
0780650670
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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ThomasJWhiting
Sep 13, 2017

VERY GOOD 1952 B/W film noir flavor movie with fine acting by Barbara Stanwyck and good dramatic role by Marilyn Monroe at age 26.
Interesting setting in early Monterey, CA fishing industry catching/canning sardines.

madison382 Jul 25, 2015

This was really good movie, with a good story line. Wish Hollywood would make movies like this again.

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Gizmo_Joe
May 14, 2015

Directed by Fritz Lang, Clash By Night's biggest asset was that it starred a 26-year-old Marilyn Monroe who looked absolutely wonderful as Peggy, the girl with the insanely jealous boyfriend.

Unfortunately, this film's story was mainly focused on Barbara Stanwyck's character, Mae, a world-weary woman who returns to her girlhood home (the fishing village of Monterey, California) to settle down, only to find out that things are just as topsy-turvy there.

For the most part, Clash By Night (from 1952) was an entertaining drama of strong emotions and intense desperation.

This film was based on the stage play of the same name written by Clifford Odets.

Jrichson Mar 22, 2015

Great lines, good cast; its true-life scenarios deal with real world issues of betrayal, compromise, divorce, loneliness and the need for love, et cetera. Excellent moments of Golden Era drama spoiled by an anti-climactic soft ending.

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eusebius
Jul 18, 2014

Barbara Stanwyck could portray a troublemaker like few other actresses in Hollywood. Remember what she did to Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity?--well she does it here to Douglas, in a different context. Fritz Lang provides some strong direction for the actors.

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Janice21383
Mar 29, 2011

A Streetcar Named Desire by the sea. Down on her luck city gal (Stanwyck) must choose between a sexist, racist, self-pitying alcoholic (Ryan), or the stooge of the sexist, racist, self-pitying alcoholic (Douglas). She tries hard to be a good wife, but it's all over when Ryan staggers out of her bedroom in a wifebeater.

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Jrichson Mar 22, 2015

Home is where you go when you run out of places.

A man without a woman is nothing.

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