City for Conquest

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?

  • Aben Kandel
  • John Wexley
  • Jean Negulesco
  • Anatole Litvak
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  • Release Date: 1940-09-21
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 104

Ann Sheridan

Peggy Nash

William H. O'Brien

Waiter (uncredited)

Donald Crisp

Scotty MacPherson

James Cagney

Danny Kenny

Frank Craven

'Old Timer'

Arthur Kennedy

Eddie Kenny

Jerome Cowan


Elia Kazan


Anthony Quinn

Murray Burns

Lee Patrick


Blanche Yurka

Mrs. Nash

George Lloyd


Thurston Hall

Max Leonard

John Arledge


Murray Alper

Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Ward Bond

First Policeman (uncredited)

Wade Boteler

New York Policeman (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Dudley Dickerson

Doorman (uncredited)

John Dilson

Mr. Cahn - Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)

James Dime

Gym Rat (uncredited)

Warren Douglas

Elevator Operator (uncredited)

Jay Eaton

Party Guest (uncredited)

Frank Faylen

Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)

Edward Gargan

Joe - Foreman (uncredited)

David Gorcey

Ticket Taker (uncredited)

Kit Guard

Mickey Miller (uncredited)

Margaret Hayes

Sally - Irene's Friend (uncredited)

Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes - Radio Announcer (uncredited)

Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian

Gym Trainer (uncredited)

Thomas E. Jackson

Pep - Sportswriter (uncredited)

Colin Kenny

Al's Pal (uncredited)

Victor Kilian

Bill Poster (uncredited)

Charles Lane

Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)

Carl M. Leviness

Champion Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Michael Mark

Tonbstone Painter (uncredited)

William Marshall

Man in Peggy's Dressing Room (uncredited)

Eric Mayne

Concert Spectator (uncredited)

Sidney Miller

Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Jack Mower

Man Next to MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)

William Newell

Max's Lyricist (uncredited)

George O'Hanlon

Newsboy (uncredited)

Garry Owen

Reporter (uncredited)

Paul Panzer

Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)

Sally Payne

Singer (uncredited)

Jack Perry

Wales' Handler (uncredited)

William Phillips

Sailor - Sparring Partner (uncredited)

Scott Seaton

Concert Spectator (uncredited)

John Sheehan

Man Yelling at Ringside (uncredited)

Charles Sherlock

Dance Judge (uncredited)

Buster Slaven

Sidney - Pupil (uncredited)

Bob Steele

Kid Callahan (uncredited)

Frank Sully

Radio Listener (uncredited)

Dale van Sickel

Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Dick Wessel

Cab Driver by Fire (uncredited)

Leo White

Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox

Party Guest (uncredited)

Charles C. Wilson

Bill - Man Behind MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)

Tom Wilson

Man on Fire Escape (uncredited)
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