Tycoon

Overview

This John Wayne adventure is set in South America's rugged Andes Mountains. The Duke has been assigned by a powerful US mining magnate to build a railroad to his newest mines. The two men lock horns over the route the railroad will take. The cost-conscious, people-insensitive industrialist wants to take the shortest route, right through the mountain. But building the tunnel will be extremely dangerous. Wayne wants to do it more safely and build a bridge. Eventually, the engineer is forced to acquiesce with his ...
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Overview

This John Wayne adventure is set in South America's rugged Andes Mountains. The Duke has been assigned by a powerful US mining magnate to build a railroad to his newest mines. The two men lock horns over the route the railroad will take. The cost-conscious, people-insensitive industrialist wants to take the shortest route, right through the mountain. But building the tunnel will be extremely dangerous. Wayne wants to do it more safely and build a bridge. Eventually, the engineer is forced to acquiesce with his boss. Later the engineer meets and falls in love with a pretty young woman who turns out to be his hated boss's daughter and this only makes matters worse.
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Special Features

Vintage musical short: Hollywood Wonderland; Classic cartoon: Red Hot Rangers; Subtitles: English & Fran├žais (feature film only)
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Laraine Day is beautiful and John Wayne is macho in Tycoon, but beauty and masculine bravado can only go so far. Certainly Tycoon wants to be a grand epic romance, a tremendous adventure that is laced with torrid longings. It ends up being a mess. The blame lies primarily with the writing, which labors to create drama and atmosphere and only creates boredom. The dialogue alternates between cringe-inducing and banal and the characterizations are stock all the way. One watches the film begging for a character to say or do something unexpected. The plotting lacks credibility, and features the kinds of twists that are meant to cause excitement and raise emotions but which instead make one shake one's head in disbelief. Director Richard Wallace tries to imbue the film with a sense of grandeur, but there's only so much that can be done with the material at hand. Wayne and Day also have to deal with carrying a film that gives them no foundation. Day fails utterly, but Wayne's determination and perseverance shine through. His is by no means a great performance, but it does keep one's interest. There's also valuable support from Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson and Anthony Quinn. Not enough to make Tycoon good, but enough to make it bearable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • UPC: 053939786521
  • Original Release: 1947
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Repackaged / Subtitled / Special Packaging / Full Frame
  • Time: 2:09:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,170

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Johnny Munroe
Laraine Day Maura Alexander
Judith Anderson Miss Braithwaite
James Gleason Pop Mathews
Anthony Quinn Enrique "Ricky" Vargas
Grant Withers Fog Harris
Paul Fix Joe
Fernando Alvarado Chico
Harry Woods Holden
Michael Martin Harvey Curly Massinger
Charles Trowbridge Senor Tobar
Martin Garralaga Chavez
Jane Adrian
Fred Aldrich
Trevor Bardette
Argentina Brunetti
Joe Dominguez
John Eberts
Nacho Galindo
Cedric Hardwicke Frederick Alexander
Frank Leyva
Sam Lufkin
Wayne McCoy
Al Murphy
Eduardo Noriega
Diane Stewart
Brick Sullivan
Lucio Villegas
Blanca Vischer
Max Wagner
Technical Credits
Richard Wallace Director
Stephen Ames Producer
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Gordon Bau Makeup
John L. Cass Sound/Sound Designer
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Carroll Clark Art Director
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Frank Doyle Editor
Dwight Franklin Costumes/Costume Designer
Howard Greene Cinematographer
W. Howard Greene Cinematographer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Harley Miller Set Decoration/Design
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter
John Twist Screenwriter
Vernon Walker Special Effects
Harry J. Wild Cinematographer
Michael Woulfe Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tycoon
1. Credits [2:03]
2. Time Off From Tunneling [3:42]
3. No More of That Nonsense [3:11]
4. Church Companions [4:44]
5. Meeting Maura [3:09]
6. Running a Daughter's Life [3:50]
7. Tell Me More About Me [4:59]
8. Ceiling Collapse [6:01]
9. Confronting Alexander [3:49]
10. Impromptu Rendezvous [2:45]
11. Nice Guy and Big Mug [3:08]
12. Locked In [5:13]
13. Missing Maura [2:57]
14. Shared Sunset [6:51]
15. Whirlwind Wedding [5:35]
16. Cave-In! [4:52]
17. Survivors [3:16]
18. Cat and Mouse [5:31]
19. Breaking Point [7:25]
20. Curly's Monument [3:52]
21. My Own Way [2:35]
22. When Do I Start? [4:29]
23. Cutting Corners [3:57]
24. Writing Johnny Off [3:58]
25. Take Pop's Name Off [4:37]
26. About Money [1:54]
27. High Water Alert [3:31]
28. A Man Alone [4:17]
29. Teamed Up Again [4:23]
30. Bracing the Bridge [4:57]
31. The Bridge Can Wait [2:30]
32. Cast List [:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tycoon
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Hollywood Wonderland
      Red Hot Rangers
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Fran├žais
      Subtitles: Off
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