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

Goofs

As the work crew is putting the last bridge span in place, their shadows are clearly visible on the lower part of the sky in the background. 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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