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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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James Agee's review of the film included one of the most famous critical quotes of all time: "Several tons of dynamite are set off in this film, none of it under the right people." See more »

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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 »

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Johnny Munroe: I've got a railroad to build.
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Tunnels and bridges and romance in Tenango
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

A disaster movie long before they became popular in the seventies and thus a movie ahead of its time for that matter.The characters are not too much cardboard ,and thanks to John Wayne and to sir Cedric Hardwicke ,when the movie ends ,you do not know exactly who the "villain" was .Laraine Day is beautiful ,she resembles Linda Darnell and she is cast as the tycoon's daughter who falls in love with ... (well,I won't write a spoiler!).The movie is quite enjoyable and even features very good scenes : Wayne and Day,attending the office,and admiring each other ,under the girl's governess watchful incensed eye (Judith Anderson:who else?);in a more tragical mood,the death of the thirty-year-old man afraid of graveyards since he was a child and who wants to be buried in the tunnel is really moving.Aventures and melodrama.


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