GenreRomance, Adventure, Drama Budget3.209 million USD LanguageEnglish
WriterBorden Chase, John Twist Release dateDecember 27, 1947 (1947-12-27) Based onTycoon
by C.E. Scoggins CastJohn Wayne (Johnny Munroe), Laraine Day (Maura Alexander Munroe), Cedric Hardwicke (Frederick Alexander (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)v), Judith Anderson (Miss Ellen Braithwaite), Anthony Quinn (Ricky Vegas), James Gleason (Pop Mathews) Similar moviesThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Everest, 127 Hours, The Italian Job, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Hateful Eight
TaglineBreath-taking Adventure !
Tycoon 1947 movie
Tycoon is a 1947 American Technicolor romance film starring John Wayne based on the 1934 novel of the same name by C.E. Scoggins.
Johnny Munroe (John Wayne) travels to South America to build a mountain railroad tunnel for Frederick Alexander (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), a wealthy industrialist. Complications arise when Alexander insists upon a shorter, more dangerous passage and when his daughter Maura (Laraine Day) develops a romantic interest with Johnny.
John Wayne as Johnny Munroe
Laraine Day as Maura Alexander Munroe
Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Frederick Alexander
Judith Anderson as Miss Braithwaite
James Gleason as Pop Mathews
Anthony Quinn as Ricky Vegas
Grant Withers as Fog Harris
Paul Fix as Joe
Fernando Alvarado as Chico
Harry Woods as Holden
Michael Harvey as Curly Messenger
Charles Trowbridge as Señor Tobar
Martin Garralaga as Chávez
Maureen O'Hara was originally cast as Wayne's leading lady, but RKO put her in Sinbad the Sailor instead. Set in the Andes, the film was originally intended to be filmed at RKO's Estudios Churubusco in Mexico but at the last minute production was shifted to Lone Pine, California.
Though successful, the film did not earn back its huge production costs of RKO's most expensive production up to that time. It ended up losing $1,035,000.