Robert Ryan and Marilyn Monroe in Clash by Night (1952)
Robert Ryan and Marilyn Monroe in Clash by Night (1952)
Clash by Night (1952)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Clash by Night

Fritz Lang | United States | 1952 | PG

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Wed 12 Apr 2023

A hardened city girl (Barbara Stanwyck) returns home from the big city, marries a good-hearted fisherman (Paul Douglas), but falls for a cynical and violent film projectionist (Robert Ryan). This tough, emotionally wrought, highly atmospheric and precisely observed Cannery Row drama, partly shot on location in Monterey and based on Clifford Odets’ play, is meticulously directed by Lang and buoyed by a stellar cast, including a strong supporting performance by Monroe in her first above-the-title role.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 105 mins

Event duration

105 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Marilyn Monroe's (1926–62) image, as the personification of Hollywood glamour, beauty and desirability, is perhaps the most iconic in popular culture...

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