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Tycoon (1947)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Adventure, Drama  |  27 December 1947 (USA)
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Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his ... See full summary »

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Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. His task is complicated, and his ethics are compromised, when he falls in love with his boss's daughter. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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27 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Stormfloden  »

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$3,209,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was the most expensive movie produced by RKO to date. See more »

Goofs

In the closing scenes where the engine and the bridge span fall into the torrent below, Johnny (John Wayne) escapes by running along the tops of the wagons. It is obviously a stunt man since his body shape and hair are different from that of John Wayne's. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Munroe: I've got a railroad to build.
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Referenced in Personal History: Foreign Hitchcock (2004) See more »

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My brief review of the film
26 November 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Laraine Day and John Wayne are well cast, each with their share of strong moments, however these moments are too few, and in between the film is rather dull and lacking in excitement. The storyline and character relationships are predictable: it is all very typical and riding on clichés. The extreme length does not help either, but there is one aspect of this film that is certainly very good: the art direction, captured well in Technicolor, is simply beautiful. In a way it is a shame that this film flopped because it otherwise may have had the chance of an Oscar nomination in the art direction field. However, it is not very good overall and only arguably adequate viewing, so it is not quite worth watching the film just to admire the sets. Perhaps worth a look for Day or Wayne die-hard followers though.


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