The heartbreaking but hopeful tale of Danny Kenny and Peggy Nash, two sweethearts who meet and struggle through their impoverished lives in New York City. When Peggy, hoping for something better in life for both of them, breaks off her engagement to Danny, he sets out to be a championship boxer, while she becomes a dancer paired with a sleazy partner. Will tragedy reunite the former lovers?

  1. Anatole Litvak


  2. Jean Negulesco


  3. Aben Kandel


  4. John Wexley


Top Billed Cast

  1. James Cagney

    James Cagney

    Danny Kenny

  2. Ann Sheridan

    Ann Sheridan

    Peggy Nash

  3. Frank Craven

    Frank Craven

    'Old Timer'

  4. Donald Crisp

    Donald Crisp

    Scotty MacPherson

  5. Frank McHugh

    Frank McHugh


Full Cast & Crew

City for Conquest
City for Conquest



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 21, 1940


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -



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