City for Conquest

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City of Conquest
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Jean Negulesco (uncredited)
Produced by William Cagney
Anatole Litvak
Hal B. Wallis (uncredited)
Written by Aben Kandel (novel)
John Wexley (screenplay)
Starring James Cagney
Ann Sheridan
Arthur Kennedy
Frank Craven
Anthony Quinn
Elia Kazan
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Jeffrey Kimball
Editing by Brent White
Distributed by Warner Bros.  United States
Release date(s) September 21, 1940
Running time 104 min.
Country United States
Language English
Money made $13,250,000

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City for Conquest is a 1940 boxing-drama movie that is produced by William Cagney, Anatole Litvak and Hal B. Wallis who was uncredited and was directed by Anatole Litvak and Jean Negulesco who was uncredited.

Plot[change | edit source]

The movie based on the novel City for Conquest by Aben Kandel and is about truck driver, Danny Kenny (James Cagney), who starts as a New York boxing contender. His girlfriend, Peggy is played by Ann Sheridan. Danny's brother, Eddie wants to become a professional musician and Danny decides to help him. Peggy falls in love with her dancing instructor and Danny proposes to her but she rejects him. Danny gets blinded in a fight with a boxer who put rosin dust on his gloves. Danny works as a operator for a newspaper stand and Peggy is sad when her dreams of a dancer are dashed. Eddie becomes a successful composer and dedicates his first major symphony at Carnegie Hall to Danny and Danny is listening to the concert on the radio from his newsstand.

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City of Conquest gained positive reviews:

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