City for Conquest (1940)

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?

Directing:
  • Jean Negulesco
  • Anatole Litvak

Writing:
  • John Wexley
  • Aben Kandel

Stars:
Release Date: 1940-09-21
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 104
George Lloyd
George Lloyd
'Goldie'
Kit Guard
Kit Guard
Mickey Miller (uncredited)
Leo White
Leo White
Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)
Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall
Max Leonard
Ethelreda Leopold
Ethelreda Leo...
Irene - Dressing Room Blonde (uncredited)
Lee Phelps
Lee Phelps
Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Murray Burns
Frank Faylen
Frank Faylen
Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)
Frank Sully
Frank Sully
Radio Listener (uncredited)
George Tobias
George Tobias
'Pinky'
John Arledge
John Arledge
Salesman
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)
Frank Wilcox
Frank Wilcox
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ward Bond
Ward Bond
First Policeman (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan
Joseph Crehan
Doctor
Charles C. Wilson
Charles C. Wi...
Bill - Man Behind MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)
Jack Mower
Jack Mower
Man Next to MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)
George Humbert
George Humber...
Organ Grinder's Shill (uncredited)
Warren Douglas
Warren Dougla...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson
Selmer Jackso...
Doctor
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
James Cagney
James Cagney
Danny Kenny
Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan
Peggy Nash
Frank Craven
Frank Craven
'Old Timer'
Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
Scotty MacPherson
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh
'Mutt'
Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kenned...
Eddie Kenny
Jerome Cowan
Jerome Cowan
'Dutch'
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
'Googi'
Lee Patrick
Lee Patrick
Gladys
Blanche Yurka
Blanche Yurka
Mrs. Nash
Joyce Compton
Joyce Compton
Lilly
Ben Welden
Ben Welden
Cobb
Edward Keane
Edward Keane
Gaul
Murray Alper
Murray Alper
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
Wade Boteler
New York Policeman (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Pat Flaherty
Dance Floor Guard (uncredited)
Edward Gargan
Edward Gargan
Joe - Foreman (uncredited)
David Gorcey
David Gorcey
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Joe Gray
Joe Gray
Cannonball Wales (uncredited)
Margaret Hayes
Margaret Haye...
Sally - Irene's Friend (uncredited)
Arthur Housman
Arthur Housma...
Radio Listener (uncredited)
John Indrisano
John Indrisan...
Referee in Wales Fight (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson
Thomas E. Jac...
Pep - Sportswriter (uncredited)
Victor Kilian
Victor Kilian
Bill Poster (uncredited)
William Marshall
William Marsh...
Man in Peggy's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Sidney Miller
Sidney Miller
Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)
William Newell
William Newel...
Max's Lyricist (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
William H. O'...
Waiter (uncredited)
George O'Hanlon
George O'Hanl...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Garry Owen
Garry Owen
Reporter (uncredited)
Sally Payne
Sally Payne
Singer (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips
William 'Bill...
Sailor - Sparring Partner (uncredited)
John Sheehan
John Sheehan
Man Yelling at Ringside (uncredited)
Bob Steele
Bob Steele
Kid Callahan (uncredited)
Dick Wessel
Dick Wessel
Cab Driver by Fire (uncredited)
Paul Panzer
Paul Panzer
Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)
Colin Kenny
Colin Kenny
Al's Pal (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
Dale van Sick...
Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Walter Bacon
Walter Bacon
Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Harris Berger
Harris Berger
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers
Steve Carruth...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson
Dudley Dicker...
Doorman (uncredited)
John Dilson
John Dilson
Mr. Cahn - Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
James Dime
James Dime
Gym Rat (uncredited)
Jay Eaton
Jay Eaton
Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Hayes
Sam Hayes
Sam Hayes - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
Carl M. Levin...
Champion Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Mark
Michael Mark
Tonbstone Painter (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
Eric Mayne
Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Scott Seaton
Scott Seaton
Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
Charles Sherl...
Dance Judge (uncredited)
Buster Slaven
Buster Slaven
Sidney - Pupil (uncredited)
Larry Steers
Larry Steers
Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Winkler
Robert Winkle...
Mush (uncredited)
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