Richard Wallace (1947)

U Certificate


Our Score
John Wayne may seem unlikely casting as a railroad engineer in this epic saga, but he's actually very good at conveying the steely determination required of his character. It's certainly entertaining enough, though a stronger director than Richard Wallace may well have got more out of the romance between the Duke and mine-owner's daughter Laraine Day. Nevertheless, there's a very distinguished supporting cast, including Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson (Rebecca's Mrs Danvers) and a mean Anthony Quinn, all of whom help the long running time zip by, and it's shot in exceptionally fine Technicolor. Today, this would be a TV mini-series.


A civil engineer assigned to build a railroad through the South American Andes causes friction when he refuses to work on a proposed tunnel through the mountains. He eventually gets his own way, and it looks as if he and his arrogant employer will settle their differences - until the engineer falls for his boss's daughter. Romantic drama, starring John Wayne, Cedric Hardwicke, Laraine Day and Anthony Quinn.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Munroe John Wayne
Frederick Alexander Cedric Hardwicke
Maura Alexander Laraine Day
Ricky Vegas Anthony Quinn
Miss Braithwaite Judith Anderson
Fog Harris Grant Withers
Pop Matthews James Gleason
Joe Paul Fix
Chico Fernando Alvarado
Curly Michael Harvey
Holden Harry Woods
Senor Tobar Charles Trowbridge
Director Richard Wallace
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD