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City for Conquest (1940): Starring James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, and Arthur Kennedy

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2019

Upon being immersed in City for Conquest, it feels like a cast of millions because so many familiar faces make an appearance for any given amount of time. Surely, the most important coupling is James Cagney and Ann Sheridan who are paired much in the same way as Angel With Dirty Faces (1938), playi read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 17, 2019

Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting this blogathon tribute to Arthur Kennedy on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of his birth. Click HERE for the tributes to the fine actor. Arthur Kennedy 1914-1990 John Arthur Kennedy made his Broadway debut in the short-lived Ma read more

The Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon is here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 15, 2019

It has finally arrived! Today, we start celebrating my favourite character actor, the incomparable Arthur Kennedy, with the blogathon I’ve created in his honour! The festivities start today and will take an end of February 17 or, more precisely, on what would have been his 105th birthday! Art read more

Announcing the ‘Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon’!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 14, 2018

Hello again! Yes, another year will soon be at our door which means… more blogathons of course! You already know that I’ll be honouring Jean Simmons on her 90th birthday at the end of January with Phyllis Loves Her Classic Movies. BUT there’s someone else I’ve been desperate read more


Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 8, 2016

"I worked like a dog on City for Conquest.  There were some excellent passages in Kandel's novel, passages with genuinely poetic flavor, and all of us doing the picture realized that retaining them (as we were doing) would give City for Conquest distinction.  Then I saw the final cut of th read more

City for Conquest (1940) (2)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 11, 2014

City for Conquest Directed by Anatole Litvak Written by John Wexley from the novel by Aben Kandel 1940/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental   This is an OK Warner Brothers urban social drama with an outstanding cast. The city is New York and the whole story is framed by a narrator, a l read more

Conquest of the Air (1936)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Aug 26, 2013

Conquest of the Air Directed by Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda et al Stories by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, commentaries by Peter Bezencenet et al 1936/UK London Films Productions First viewing This documentary recounts the history of aviation from Icarus to the late 30′s.  It is pedestrian in read more

"City for Conquest" Starring James Cagney and ... Jack Benny?

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 18, 2013

By the time "City for Conquest" was released in 1940, James Cagney had been one of the top stars at Warner Bros. for ten years. The movies that put him in that position -- tough, fast-moving urban dramas with lots of action and snappy dialogue -- were so successful financially, artistically and cult read more

City for Conquest (1940) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 15, 2012

Danny Kenny (James Cagney) isn’t a man with big dreams.  He likes working as a truck driver, he’s got his girlfriend Peggy (Ann Sheridan), he’s got a roof over his head, what more could he want?  Well, he could use some extra cash so that he can send his musician brother Eddie (Ar read more