This Bear took a day off, Thursday, 10-21-04. Worked on my Amish Sim City (see De Noc thread) and watched some old movies.
CITY FOR CONQUEST
This is a wonderful movie that, believe it or not, manages to mix boxing and classical-type music in the same story. It stars James Cagney and Ann Sheridan, along with supporting roles for Arthur Kennedy and Anthony Quinn.
Cagney is a very strong former Golden Gloves boxer who drives a truck and loves Ann Sheridan. She is a good ballroom dancer who is swept off her feet by visions of seeing her name in lights. Cagney's brother is a piano teacher who also writes symphony music.
During the course of the movie Cagney goes into professional boxing so he can bankroll his brother's symphony to "New York". In a title match, gangsters arrange for an illegal substance to be placed on Cagney's opponent's boxing gloves and it leads to him losing the bout and losing his eyesight.
I love this movie. The music is dynamite. The story is fun and a bit of a tear-jerker. Strongly recommend it.
You young 'uns.....not every movie has to have special effects and color.
BTW.....Ann Sheridan is stunning in this movie.