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Status: Released

Runtime: 104

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Language: en

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7.3/10 (3 votes)


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?


A story with all the fire and fury of its two great stars!


Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco
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James Cagney

James Cagney
as Danny Kenny

Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan
as Peggy Nash

Frank Craven

Frank Craven
as 'Old Timer'

Donald Crisp

Donald Crisp
as Scotty MacPherson

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A review 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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