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Clash by Night -- 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.
Clash by Night -- Trailer for this film-noir directed by Fritz Lang

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Writers:
Alfred Hayes (screenplay)
Clifford Odets (play)
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Release Date:
4 August 1952 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
Beautifully Outspoken! See more »
Plot:
Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Another one of Stanwyck's hard-bitten women See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Mae Doyle D'Amato

Paul Douglas ... Jerry D'Amato

Robert Ryan ... Earl Pfeiffer

Marilyn Monroe ... Peggy

J. Carrol Naish ... Uncle Vince
Silvio Minciotti ... Papa D'Amato

Keith Andes ... Joe Doyle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dan Bernaducci ... Guest (uncredited)
Dick Coe ... Guest (uncredited)
Irene Crosby ... Guest (uncredited)
Tony Dante ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Man (uncredited)
Nancy Duke ... Guest (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Customer (uncredited)
Paul Finnegan ... Young Boy Rolling Hoop (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Man (uncredited)
Helen Hansen ... Guest (uncredited)
Frank Kreig ... Art the Projectionist (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bill Slack ... Customer (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Bartender (uncredited)
Deborah Stewart ... Baby Gloria (uncredited)
Diane Stewart ... Baby Gloria (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Fritz Lang 
 
Writing credits
Alfred Hayes (screenplay)

Clifford Odets (play "Clash by Night")

Produced by
Harriet Parsons .... producer
Norman Krasna .... producer (uncredited)
Jerry Wald .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca 
 
Film Editing by
George Amy 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Mills 
Darrell Silvera 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
Jean L. Speak .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Harold E. Wellman .... special effects (as Harold Wellman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Woulfe .... wardrobe
 
Location Management
Louis Shapiro .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Norman Krasna .... presenter
Billy Rose .... stage producer
Jerry Wald .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #15599) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
When Mae and Jerry are in the movies, Mae tells him "this is where we came in" and they walk out. It was common before the 1960s for viewers to walk in during a picture, watch it till the end and then wait for the picture to play again and leave when it gets to the part they came into the theater.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Mae, Jerry and Earl go out to to a club after the movie, the amount of beer in Mae's mug keeps changing between shots, as does the amount of foam in everyone's beer.See more »
Quotes:
Jerry D'Amato:Earl, he's one of the smartest men I know. He's in the movie business.
Mae Doyle D'Amato:An actor?
Jerry D'Amato:No, but I bet Earl could be if he wanted to. He works at the Bijou theatre, in the projection booth.
Mae Doyle D'Amato:That's your idea of being in the movie business?
Jerry D'Amato:Running movies, what other business would you call it?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Love Wanders in the Night (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't CrySee more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Another one of Stanwyck's hard-bitten women, 8 December 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Barbara Stanwyck is so good at playing rough-hewn women, characters with a cynical edge, that it's easy to take her presence here for granted. Once again, she is remarkably good as tough cookie returning to her hometown along the waterfront and eventually reuniting with her estranged brother. Marilyn Monroe is also good as a sassy local girl-- although her lines sound as if they were looped in post-production--and Paul Douglas is terrific as a lovestruck skipper. Tempestuous melodrama is decent fare; it has heated emotions and florid dialogue, but perhaps more subtlety and nuance would've made it a more memorable picture. **1/2 from ****

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