City for Conquest (1941)
is a sweeping New York saga, with Cagney as East Side truck driver Danny
Kenny who becomes a prizefighter to further his brother's (Arthur Kennedy)
Sheridan is Cagney's co-star, once again giving an excellent performance
as his girlfriend with a yen for some stardom of her own.
Cagney gives a tour-de-force
performance, pouring on the pathos, yet keeping it poignant.
"He fights, he talks,
he acts and he thinks like a guy from Delancey and Forsyth that you won't
soon forget." (New York Post)