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City for Conquest (1940)

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104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
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John Wexley (screen play) | Aben Kandel (from the novel by)
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Updated Sep 21, 1940

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Sep 21, 1940 (United States)

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James Cagney
Danny Kenny Danny Kenny   See fewer
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Ann Sheridan
Peggy Nash Peggy Nash   See fewer
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Frank Craven
Old Timer Old Timer   See fewer
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Donald Crisp
Scotty MacPherson Scotty MacPherson   See fewer
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Frank McHugh
'Mutt' 'Mutt'   See fewer
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Arthur Kennedy
Eddie Kenny Eddie Kenny   See fewer
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George Tobias
'Pinky' 'Pinky'   See fewer
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Jerome Cowan
'Dutch' 'Dutch'   See fewer
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Elia Kazan
'Googi' 'Googi'   See fewer
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Anthony Quinn
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Lee Patrick
Gladys Gladys   See fewer
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Blanche Yurka
Mrs. Nash Mrs. Nash   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Max Leonard Max Leonard   See fewer
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John Arledge
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Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 1,894 votes