• City for Conquest (1940)

City for Conquest

Release Date: 1940

DVD Release Date: July 18th, 2006

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Truck driver Danny Kenny (James Cagney) gets into boxing to help his talented younger brother, Eddie (Arthur Kennedy), pay for music school. But when Danny's relationship with his girlfriend, Peggy Nash (Ann Sheridan), disintegrates, boxing becomes his life. After Danny's blows knock down opponent after opponent, he gets a shot at competing for the welterweight championship. But when a corrupt fight ends with Danny's vision getting damaged, his entire future is put into question.

Cast: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh, Arthur Kennedy

Director: Anatole Litvak

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Gripping, New York City, Sacrifice, Melodramatic, Love, Transformation, Gritty, 1940s, Rivalry, Girlfriend