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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 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:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Produced for $3.209 million, this was RKO's biggest flop of 1947, losing $1.035 million. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Johnny Munroe: I've got a railroad to build.
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Connections

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

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Tycoon with the Duke
20 January 2014 | by surfs2See all my reviews

Is this John Wayne's best movie no, but I have seen it three times now and I enjoy the movie. Yes, it's more of a drama instead of an action movie, but that's not a bad thing. I think people today are just spoiled with over the top fast paced special effects driven action movies, and this makes it hard for people to have a little patience and slow down and just relax and try to enjoy the characters and the story. Also, to try and watch the movie through the lens of the time it was created and shown instead of trying to apply today's filming styles and standards to a movie over 50 years old it's a little crazy in my opinion.

Anyway, overall I think it's a good movie and I find it enjoyable to watch especially at night when I want a more quite relaxing movie while chilling out in bed. So if it brings me joy in the end and every one else that likes the movie that's all that matters anyway.


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