RKO Radio Pictures presents "CLASH BY NIGHT" (1952) (105 min/B&W) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) -- Returning to live with her brother, Joe (Keith Andes), at her family's home in a small fishing village, Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) has reached rock bottom --- Reeling from the pain of her previous romances, Mae slowly pieces things together and begins dating Jerry (Paul Douglas), a simple-minded fisherman --- But more suited to Mae's previous tastes is Jerry's slick, boozy pal Earl Pfeiffer (Robert Ryan), a film projectionist who makes his feelings for her known right away despite the fact that he is married --- Mae spurns his advances and decides to marry Jerry --- Meanwhile, Joe has grown close to ditsy factory worker Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) --- Some time later, Mae and Jerry have had a baby, and things appear happy, but Mae is not in love with Jerry, and soon finds herself in Earl's arms.
Taut direction by Fritz Lang and a sizzling performance by Barbara Stanwyck -- This is noir at its best.
Under the production staff of: Fritz Lang [Director] Clifford Odets [play "Clash by Night"] Alfred Hayes [Screenwriter] Harriet Parsons [Producer] Norman Krasna [Producer] Jerry Wald [Producer] Roy Webb [Original Film Music] Nicholas Musuraca [Cinematographer] George Amy [Film Editor] Carroll Clark [Art Director] Albert S. D'Agostino [Art Director]
BIOS: 1. Fritz Lang [Friedrich Christian Anton Lang] [Director] Date of Birth: 5 December 1890 - Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria] Date of Death: 2 August 1976 - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California