City for Conquest

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

Categories: Music, Drama, Crime
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?
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-09-21
Run time: 104 minute / 1:44
Directors: Jean Negulesco, Anatole Litvak.
Writer: John Wexley
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America





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James Cagney
as Danny Kenny
Ann Sheridan
as Peggy Nash
Frank Craven
as 'Old Timer'
Donald Crisp
as Scotty MacPherson
Frank McHugh
as 'Mutt'
Arthur Kennedy
as Eddie Kenny
George Tobias
as 'Pinky'
Jerome Cowan
as 'Dutch'
Elia Kazan
as 'Googi'
Anthony Quinn
as Murray Burns
Lee Patrick
as Gladys
Blanche Yurka
as Mrs. Nash
George Lloyd
as 'Goldie'
Joyce Compton
as Lilly
Thurston Hall
as Max Leonard
Ben Welden
as Cobb
John Arledge
as Salesman
Edward Keane
as Gaul
Selmer Jackson
as Doctor
Joseph Crehan
as Doctor
Murray Alper
as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Walter Bacon
as Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Harris Berger
as Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Ward Bond
as First Policeman (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
as New York Policeman (uncredited)
James Carlisle
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Hugh Chapman
as Boy (uncredited)
James Conaty
as Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Oliver Cross
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson
as Doorman (uncredited)
John Dilson
as Mr. Cahn - Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
James Dime
as Gym Rat (uncredited)
Warren Douglas
as Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Jay Eaton
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Faylen
as Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
as Dance Floor Guard (uncredited)
George Ford
as Dance Contestant (uncredited)
Edward Gargan
as Joe - Foreman (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Malvern Gilmartin
as Boy (uncredited)
David Gorcey
as Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Joe Gray
as Cannonball Wales (uncredited)
Harrison Greene
as Dance Judge (uncredited)
Kit Guard
as Mickey Miller (uncredited)
Robert Haines
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Margaret Hayes
as Sally - Irene's Friend (uncredited)
Sam Hayes
as Sam Hayes - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
as Gym Trainer (uncredited)
Arthur Housman
as Radio Listener (uncredited)
George Humbert
as Organ Grinder's Shill (uncredited)
John Indrisano
as Referee in Wales Fight (uncredited)
Danny Jackson
as Boy (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson
as Pep - Sportswriter (uncredited)
Lois James
as Chorus girl (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson
as Boy (uncredited)
Colin Kenny
as Al's Pal (uncredited)
Victor Kilian
as Bill Poster (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava
as Dance Contestant (uncredited)
Mike Lally
as Fight Ringsider / Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Lane
as Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)
Paula Lane
as Girl (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold
as Irene - Dressing Room Blonde (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
as Champion Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Mark
as Tonbstone Painter (uncredited)
William Marshall
as Man in Peggy's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Pat McKee
as Danny's Trainer (uncredited)
Sidney Miller
as Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)
Hans Moebus
as Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Mower
as Man Next to MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)
William Newell
as Max's Lyricist (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
as Waiter (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon
as Newsboy (uncredited)
Garry Owen
as Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Panzer
as Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)
Sally Payne
as Singer (uncredited)
Jack Perry
as Wales' Handler (uncredited)
Lee Phelps
as Ring Announcer (uncredited)
William Phillips
as Sailor - Sparring Partner (uncredited)
Bernice Pilot
as Della - Peggy's Maid (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard
as Waiter (uncredited)
Fred Rapport
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Jackie Salling
as Boy (uncredited)
Scott Seaton
as Concert Spectator (uncredited)
John Sheehan
as Man Yelling at Ringside (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
as Dance Judge (uncredited)
Buster Slaven
as Sidney - Pupil (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi
as Organ Grinder (uncredited)
Bob Steele
as Kid Callahan (uncredited)
Larry Steers
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan
as Dance Floor Guard #2 (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan
as Photographer (uncredited)
Frank Sully
as Radio Listener (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
as Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Billy Wayne
as Happy - Googi's Henchman (uncredited)
Dick Wessel
as Cab Driver by Fire (uncredited)
Leo White
as Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)
Frank Wilcox
as Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson
as Bill - Man Behind MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)
Tom Wilson
as Man on Fire Escape (uncredited)
Robert Winkler
as Mush (uncredited)
Production
Jack L. Warner Production Manager

Sound
Max Steiner Original Music Composer

Production
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Perc Westmore Makeup Artist

Crew
Harvey Parry Stunts

Costume & Make-Up
Howard Shoup Costume Design

Art
Robert M. Haas Art Direction

Camera
James Wong Howe Director of Photography
Sol Polito Director of Photography

Directing
Jean Negulesco Director

Production
William Cagney Producer

Writing
Aben Kandel Novel

Directing
Anatole Litvak Director

Production
Anatole Litvak Producer

Crew
Byron Haskin Special Effects

Writing
John Wexley Screenplay

Editing
William Holmes Editor

Crew
Rex Wimpy Special Effects
Everett Alton Brown Sound Recordist
Robert Vreeland Choreographer
Quentin Breese Stunts





















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