Get out your hankies for this sentimental 1940 drama that just misses greatness.
Cagney plays a truck driver who becomes a prize fighter to earn money for his younger brother Eddie's (Arthur Kennedy in his film debut) musical education so he can finish his symphony -- an ode to New York. Cagney's Danny, though, is blinded by acid from the boxing gloves of his opponent. Sheridan plays Cagney's ex-girlfriend.
Look for director Elia Kazan in one of his rare acting performances.
Extras: "Warner Night at the Movies" includes a vintage newsreel about the war in Europe, the cartoon "Stage Fright" and the Oscar-nominated Technicolor short "Service With the Colors," starring Robert Armstrong.
Rounding out the disc are the featurette "Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films," a 1940 studio blooper reel, the 1942 "Lux Radio Theater" adaptation and astute commentary from film historian Richard Schickel, who isn't shy about discussing why the film ultimately didn't live up to its high expectations.
-- Susan King