Clash by Night Reviews

October 15, 2014
What is surprising is that this inexpensive RKO melodrama is from once revered migr director Fritz Lang, who fails to disguise the inherent dullness of the original material or to mask the obvious studio backdrops and poor matching front projection.
October 15, 2014
A Stanwyck field day, in the kind of role she could do with her eyes closed, but because it's well-directed by Fritz Lang, the actress can let go with the snarls, venom, and wounded savagery we've come to expect and love.
May 3, 2011
Lang's quintessential film noir offers Barbara Stanwyck a role that fits her like a silk glove
July 18, 2009
Interesting romantic drama, with vivid location filming in Monterey's fishing community.
March 26, 2009
Clifford Odets' Clash by Night, presented on Broadway over a decade earlier, reaches the screen in a rather aimless drama of lust and passion.
February 9, 2007
The Clifford Odets screenplay seems to have roused the realist in director Fritz Lang: the backwater atmosphere is as authentic as it is oppressive.
June 24, 2006
A very Langian picture of the dangerous undercurrents in emotional relationships, excellently acted by the three principals.
March 25, 2006
It lacks conviction and distinction despite its hard-working principals.
September 21, 2005
July 25, 2005
A moving, nervously effective film.
June 23, 2005
not terribly creepy or even that moody
September 3, 2004
July 5, 2003
May 24, 2003
There's much to admire here, not least Stanwyck's complex character and the dark, brooding feeling.
January 1, 2000
The performances are stagy but filled with fiery emotion.