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
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 104

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Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kenned...
Eddie Kenny
Charles C. Wilson
Charles C. Wi...
Bill - Man Behind MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)
Bob Steele
Bob Steele
Kid Callahan (uncredited)
Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall
Max Leonard
Ann Sheridan
Ann Sheridan
Peggy Nash
Victor Kilian
Victor Kilian
Bill Poster (uncredited)
James Cagney
James Cagney
Danny Kenny
Frank Craven
Frank Craven
'Old Timer'
Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
Scotty MacPherson
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh
'Mutt'
George Tobias
George Tobias
'Pinky'
Jerome Cowan
Jerome Cowan
'Dutch'
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
'Googi'
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Murray Burns
Lee Patrick
Lee Patrick
Gladys
Blanche Yurka
Blanche Yurka
Mrs. Nash
George Lloyd
George Lloyd
'Goldie'
Joyce Compton
Joyce Compton
Lilly
Ben Welden
Ben Welden
Cobb
John Arledge
John Arledge
Salesman
Edward Keane
Edward Keane
Gaul
Selmer Jackson
Selmer Jackso...
Doctor
Joseph Crehan
Joseph Crehan
Doctor
Murray Alper
Murray Alper
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Walter Bacon
Walter Bacon
Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Harris Berger
Harris Berger
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Ward Bond
Ward Bond
First Policeman (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
Wade Boteler
New York Policeman (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)
Warren Douglas
Warren Dougla...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Jay Eaton
Jay Eaton
Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Faylen
Frank Faylen
Band Conductor and Emcee (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)
Kit Guard
Kit Guard
Mickey Miller (uncredited)
Margaret Hayes
Margaret Haye...
Sally - Irene's Friend (uncredited)
Sam Hayes
Sam Hayes
Sam Hayes - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Arthur Housman
Arthur Housma...
Radio Listener (uncredited)
George Humbert
George Humber...
Organ Grinder's Shill (uncredited)
John Indrisano
John Indrisan...
Referee in Wales Fight (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson
Thomas E. Jac...
Pep - Sportswriter (uncredited)
Colin Kenny
Colin Kenny
Al's Pal (uncredited)
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold
Ethelreda Leo...
Irene - Dressing Room Blonde (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
Carl M. Levin...
Champion Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Michael Mark
Michael Mark
Tonbstone Painter (uncredited)
William Marshall
William Marsh...
Man in Peggy's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
Eric Mayne
Concert Spectator (uncredited)
Sidney Miller
Sidney Miller
Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhous...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Mower
Jack Mower
Man Next to MacPherson at Fight (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)
Paul Panzer
Paul Panzer
Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)
Sally Payne
Sally Payne
Singer (uncredited)
Jack Perry
Jack Perry
Wales' Handler (uncredited)
Lee Phelps
Lee Phelps
Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Scott Seaton
Scott Seaton
Concert Spectator (uncredited)
John Sheehan
John Sheehan
Man Yelling at Ringside (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
Charles Sherl...
Dance Judge (uncredited)
Buster Slaven
Buster Slaven
Sidney - Pupil (uncredited)
Larry Steers
Larry Steers
Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Sully
Frank Sully
Radio Listener (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
Dale van Sick...
Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Dick Wessel
Dick Wessel
Cab Driver by Fire (uncredited)
Leo White
Leo White
Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)
Frank Wilcox
Frank Wilcox
Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson
Man on Fire Escape (uncredited)
Robert Winkler
Robert Winkle...
Mush (uncredited)
William Phillips
William Phill...
Sailor - Sparring Partner (uncredited)
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