Playhouse 90

Clash by Night

Season 1, Ep 37, Aired 6/13/57
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  • Episode Description
  • An unhappy woman returns to her coastal California hometown and marries a local fisherman, only to find herself attracted to his best friend.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Frankenheimer

  • Clifford Odets

  • F.W. Durkee Jr.

  • John Bleifer

    Mr. Wilenski

  • Edgar Stehli

    Vincent Kress

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • F.W. Durkee is also known as William F. Durkee.

    Trivia (3)

    • The title of the film comes from Matthew Arnold's poem of 1851 "Dover Beach" specifically from the line: It is a place "where ignorant armies clash by night".

    • Clifford Odets' work "Clash By Night" was originally performed as a neo-realist Broadway play in 1941, with Tallulah Bankhead as the character of Mae Wilenski.

    • "Clash By Night" was also made into a 1952 film noir starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe and Paul Douglas.

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