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Tycoon

Released Dec 27, 1947 2h 8m Drama List
Reviews 36% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
American engineer Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) is hired by South American tycoon Frederick Alexander (Cedric Hardwicke) to bore a tunnel for a new railroad in the Andes Mountains. On the job, he falls for Alexander's beautiful daughter, Maura (Laraine Day). Facing dangerous conditions and serious design challenges, Munroe struggles to complete the job he was hired to do, while simultaneously struggling to convince his skeptical, overprotective employer that he is a worthy suitor for Maura. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This romantic adventure with John Wayne (as engineer for a change), made a year before he became a major star, suffers from Wallace's routine helming and Borden Chase's uneven script. Rated: C+ Mar 24, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Never terrible, but never that good. Rated: C Oct 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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ashley h Tycoon is a decent film. It is about engineer Johnny Munroe who is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines. John Wayne and Laraine Day give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Richard Wallace did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and adventure. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I can always appreciate a classic movie. I haven't seen this movie in yrs. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member The technicolor looks lovely but this is otherwise dull and standard. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member somewhat average, okay performances and the romance is decent enough, but it really drags quite a bit Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice action-romantic with John Wayne who plays a different character than usual. For the first part of the film he plays his standard All-American man, but during the second half he turns to a heel. Laraine Day looks fabulous. The plot had a lot going for it, the photography was nice, the direction OK. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice romantic adventure that celebrates heroic bravery while pointing out the dangers inherent in an uncooperative spirit and rampant individualism. John Wayne may not have been a major star when this movie was made, but he gives his characteristic strong performance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis American engineer Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) is hired by South American tycoon Frederick Alexander (Cedric Hardwicke) to bore a tunnel for a new railroad in the Andes Mountains. On the job, he falls for Alexander's beautiful daughter, Maura (Laraine Day). Facing dangerous conditions and serious design challenges, Munroe struggles to complete the job he was hired to do, while simultaneously struggling to convince his skeptical, overprotective employer that he is a worthy suitor for Maura.
Director
Richard Wallace
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 27, 1947, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 11, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$107.1K
Runtime
2h 8m
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