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Tycoon (1947)

In South America, an American engineer is asked by his boss to build a mountain railroad tunnel following a shorter but more dangerous route.

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Borden Chase (screenplay), John Twist (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Johnny
Laraine Day ... Maura
Cedric Hardwicke ... Alexander (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Judith Anderson ... Miss Braithwaite
James Gleason ... Pop
Anthony Quinn ... Ricky
Grant Withers ... Fog
Paul Fix ... Joe
Fernando Alvarado ... Chico
Harry Woods ... Holden
Michael Harvey ... Curly
Charles Trowbridge ... Señor Tobar
Martin Garralaga ... Chavez
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Storyline

Engineer Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) 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' daughter. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Adventure In The Untamed Andes! (re-release print ad) See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Uncredited theatrical movie debut of Jan Sterling (Dancer at Fiesta). 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 »

Quotes

Alexander: Put a man in the jungle and you will discover what his real nature is. The veneer wears pretty thin... and Munroe had very little to begin with.
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Connections

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

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John Wayne as a bridge builder
9 July 1999 | by MartaSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Darkness of the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,209,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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