City for Conquest

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Overview

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. John Wexley

    Screenplay

  2. Aben Kandel

    Novel

  3. Jean Negulesco

    Director

  4. Anatole Litvak

    Director

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

    'Mutt'

  6. Arthur Kennedy

    Arthur Kennedy

    Eddie Kenny

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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Revenue -

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  • September 21, 1940
    Theatrical

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A review by talisencrw

9.0
By talisencrw

I'm unashamedly a James Cagney enthusiast--in fact, he's my very favourite actor (like me, he's at least part-Irish, and he's more versatile than Orson Welles), so yes, I tend to be overly generous when I'm watching his films. But I really enjoyed this gangster/boxing hybrid film from the early 40's that, not only sported great acting by Cagney but also had wonderful performances by Ann Sheridan (I'm rather fond of redheads too), Anthony Quinn and a rare acting role for top-notch director Elia Kazan. Yes, it was melodramatic, a tearjerker and overly predictable--people talk about those qualitie... read the rest.

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