City for Conquest
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.
|City of Conquest|
|Directed by||Anatole Litvak|
Jean Negulesco (uncredited)
|Produced by||William Cagney|
Hal B. Wallis (uncredited)
|Written by||Aben Kandel (novel)|
John Wexley (screenplay)
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Edited by||Brent White|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|September 21, 1940|
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 an 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.
City of Conquest gained positive reviews: