DVD/Turner Classic Movies
Directed by Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit (1948) this above average boxing drama features an all-star cast that includes James Cagney ,Ann Sheridan
,Frank Craven ,Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh ,Arthur Kennedym George Tobias, Jerome Cowan, Elia Kazan (that's right the future Oscar winning director - On the Waterfront (1954) Anthony Quinn
, Lee Patrick and the list goes on .
James Cagney, Anthony Quinn, and Ann Sheridan
City for Conquest has about everything that the Warners Brothers dish up very well-the East Side slums, taxi dance halls, Stillman's gymnasium, prize fights, gangsters, pent house parties, burlesque cuties. And it even has a frustrated young composer who finally turns in a symphony-a symphony of New York-which sets the whole town on its ear.
Strong emotive performances from Cagney and Sheridan . City for Conquest is a strong film with definite Noir overtones. Heavy on the melodramatic sentimentality supported by fabulous performances and an emotional story