City for Conquest

Synopsis: Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother Eddie's music composition career, while Peggy goes on to become a professional dancer. When Peggy turns down Danny's marriage proposal for her dancing career, Danny, who wanted to quit the fight game, continues on & is blinded by rosin dust purposely placed on the boxing gloves of his opponent during a fight. His former manager finances a newsstand for the now semi-blind Danny. The movie ends with brother Eddie becoming a successful composer and dedicates a symphony at Carnegie Hall to his brother who listens to the concert on the radio from his newsstand. Peggy, now down on her luck, but in the audience at Carnegie, rushes to Danny at his newsstand where they reunite. The movie is based on a novel of the same name.
Genre: Drama, Music, Sport
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

The pavements may be hard

and the tenements high...

...but that won't stop these children.

Googi may steal his way through life.

Peggy, well, you've seen her dance. Her

nimble feet will carry her to the heights.

And Danny will fight his way

through with his bare fists.

- Lay off those peanuts.

- They're good for your nerves.

- They're bad for the figure.

- I never worried about me figure. Want one?

Get through with that bag,

Danny. Callahan's here.

- That Kid Callahan?

- Yeah. Up from the West Side.

Just knocked out Tony Mazzini. Remember Tony?

- When he busted his thumb on your head?

- Tony was tough. This guy must be good.

Yeah. You could be good

too, only you don't wanna.

Hey, look out there, will you?

- Hi, Kid. You sure gave Tony the flatiron.

- He was a pushover. He ain't seen nothing.

- Hey, Kid, when's your next settle?

- Don't ask me.

- Just sit tight, boys. Leave it to Goldie.

- Hurry up. Get through with the bag.

- I'll be through when you're dressed.

- You'll be through when I'm dressed?

You're through right now. Scram.

You big lug. You think you own the joint?

Danny could knock your

block off with one hand.

- Beat it, dope, beat it.

- Keep your mitts off him.

A wise, guy, huh?

- What's the big idea, you jerk?

- He started it. He slapped him with the bag.

Let me at that guy. Let

me at him. Let me at him.

Break it up. This ain't the

ring. What's eating you guys?

Listen, jerk. The next time I see

you, you're gonna wish you hadn't.

Save it for the ring, Kid.

Look, Goldie, cool off that

buzz saw of yours, will you?

Say, Kenny, stick around.

I wanna talk to you.

Don't worry, Pinky. We'll be there.

Listen, Samson. It's a chance in a million.

A main prelim, and you ain't taking...

Skip it, Pinky. You're wasting your time.

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John Wexley

John Wexley (1907–85) was an American writer, best known for his play The Last Mile. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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