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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.

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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 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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Breath-taking Adventure ! See more »


Certificate:

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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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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jan Sterling's movie debut. See more »

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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

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 sol-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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