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Tycoon (1947)

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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In the Darkness of the Sun  »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Personal History: Foreign Hitchcock (2004) See more »

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John Wayne as a bridge builder
9 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

John plays an engineer helping to build a bridge over a dangerous South American gorge, and Laraine Day plays the daughter of the wealthy man trying to get the bridge built. This is a tough film to wade your way through; it's over 2 hours long, and not especially exciting. Cedric Hardwicke and Judith Anderson are good, but they can't help this piece much.


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