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

Frank Wilcox

Party Guest (uncredited)

Thomas E. Jackson

Pep - Sportswriter (uncredited)

Michael Mark

Tonbstone Painter (uncredited)

John Sheehan

Man Yelling at Ringside (uncredited)

Charles Sherlock

Dance Judge (uncredited)

George Humbert

Organ Grinder's Shill (uncredited)

Paul Panzer

Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)

Ward Bond

First Policeman (uncredited)

Dale Van Sickel

Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Warren Douglas

Elevator Operator (uncredited)

John Arledge


Jerome Cowan


George O'Hanlon

Newsboy (uncredited)

James Cagney

Danny Kenny

Dick Wessel

Cab Driver by Fire (uncredited)

Ann Sheridan

Peggy Nash

Charles C. Wilson

Bill - Man Behind MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)

Edward Gargan

Joe - Foreman (uncredited)

Jay Eaton

Party Guest (uncredited)

Buster Slaven

Sidney - Pupil (uncredited)

Sidney Miller

Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)

Elliott Sullivan

Photographer (uncredited)

Ethelreda Leopold

Irene - Dressing Room Blonde (uncredited)

Frank Faylen

Band Conductor and Emcee (uncredited)

Garry Owen

Reporter (uncredited)

George Lloyd


Leo White

Dance Contest Observer (uncredited)

Arthur Kennedy

Eddie Kenny

Frank Craven

'Old Timer'

Donald Crisp

Scotty MacPherson

Elia Kazan


Anthony Quinn

Murray Burns

Lee Patrick


Blanche Yurka

Mrs. Nash

Thurston Hall

Max Leonard

Murray Alper

Taxi Driver (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)

Pat Flaherty

Dance Floor Guard (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)

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)

William Marshall

Man in Peggy's Dressing Room (uncredited)

Eric Mayne

Concert Spectator (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Jack Mower

Man Next to MacPherson at Fight (uncredited)

William Newell

Max's Lyricist (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien

Waiter (uncredited)

Sally Payne

Singer (uncredited)

Jack Perry

Wales' Handler (uncredited)

William Phillips

Sailor - Sparring Partner (uncredited)

Scott Seaton

Concert Spectator (uncredited)

Bob Steele

Kid Callahan (uncredited)

Larry Steers

Party Guest (uncredited)

Frank Sully

Radio Listener (uncredited)

Billy Wayne

Happy - Googi's Henchman (uncredited)

Tom Wilson

Man on Fire Escape (uncredited)
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