City for Conquest
City for Conquest (1940)

This filmization of Aben Kandel's novel City for Conquest stars James Cagney as a truck driver-turned-boxer. As Cagney rises to the top in the ring, his ex-girlfriend Ann Sheridan forms a dance act with Anthony Quinn. Blinded during a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 21, 1940
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Picture carries plenty of dramatic punch.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The heartwrenching tearjerker love story surfaces at the end as a winner by a narrow decision.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Uunevenly paced, mounts slowly to a sizzling prizefight sequence, which comes somewhere about the middle, then sags off to a long-drawn, agonized finish.

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Cagney's marvellous performance almost saves the mawkish ending.

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TV Guide

Litvak's careful poduction overcomes any flaws.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Ann Sheridan is on a quest for fame and fortune. Jimmy Cagney is on a quest for Ann Sheridan. A terrific little rags to riches to rags story replete with… More
Lanning : )
One for the sentimentalists -- like me : ) Almost an unhappy ending, but they manage to pull it out. One of Cagney's "softer" roles,… More
Aj V
I love these old boxer movies, Cagney is perfect for this part too. I loved this movie it's really dramatic and exciting. I highly recommend it.
Brian R
Good film with James Cagney in the lead. A boxer who is a good man just trying to earn a living as a boxer(but retires due to partial blindness), has a close… More
Michael Gildea
When you think of James Cagney, your thoughts might gravitate towards some of his movies like Public Enemy, White Heat or Yankee Doodle Dandy, right? You never… More