|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Written by|| Borden Chase |
by C.E. Scoggins
|Produced by||Stephen Ames|
|Starring|| John Wayne |
|Cinematography||W. Howard Greene|
Harry J. Wild
|Edited by||Frank Doyle|
|Music by||Leigh Harline|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
|Budget||$3.2 million |
|Box office||$2.5 million (US rentals) |
Tycoon is a 1947 American Technicolor romance film directed by Richard Wallace and starring John Wayne. It is 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.
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.  [ self-published source ] It ended up losing $1,035,000. 
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