Conquest Overview:

Conquest (1937) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Clarence Brown and Gustav Machat? and produced by Bernard H. Hyman.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorCharles BoyerNominated
Best Art DirectionCedric Gibbons, William HorningNominated

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

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2019 From 4 Star Films

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), playin... Read full article


on Feb 17, 2019 From Caftan Woman

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 Marc Co... Read full article

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

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 15, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

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! Arth... Read full article

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

By Virginie Pronovost on Nov 14, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

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 full article


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

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This film lost more money for MGM than any other of its films during the period from 1920 to 1949.
The lavish ballroom set where Napoleon dances with Marie Walewska is actually identical to that used in MAYTIME - the Jeanette McDonald/Nelson Eddy operetta released in March 1937. It has simply been redressed and given a different floor covering and shot from a different angle.
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