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City for Conquest (1940) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Anatole Litvak and Jean Negulesco and produced by Hal B. Wallis, William Cagney and Anatole Litvak.

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BEYOND THE COVER BLOGATHON: CITY FOR CONQUEST (1940)

By Caftan Woman on Apr 8, 2016 From Caftan Woman

"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 the picture,... Read full article


City for Conquest (1940) (2)

By Beatrice on Apr 11, 2014 From Flickers in Time

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 la Our... Read full article


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

By David on Jan 18, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

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 full article


City for Conquest (1940) (1)

By Angela on Aug 15, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

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 (Art... Read full article


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Quentin "Baby" Breese a professional boxer and ranked as one of the first ten light weights in the world and losing only 15 of 100 fights in his career was the boxing stand in for James Cagney.
Jean Negulesco took over direction of the film for a short period when Anatole Litvak suffered an eye injury.
A modern source lists Howard C. Hickman, Edward Pawley and Lucia Carroll as cast members, but they were not seen in the movie.
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