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Registered: ‎11-08-2014

"TYCOON" JOHN WAYNE, LARAINE DAY FRIDAY 10:30 A.M. EASTERN TCM

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10:30 a.m. Eastern  "Tycoon"  John Wayne, Laraine Day, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Judith anderson, James Gleason, Anthony Quinn, Paul Fix

 

OK, sight unseen, but I'm mentioning it for a couple of reasons.  First, John Wayne didn't make that many "romances",  and even though this sounds like an adventure, he gets to have a tender relationship with lovely Laraine Day in it.  A bonus for devoted Wayne fans!

 

Sir Cedric Hardwicke is some kind of wealthy railroad baron, who hires Wayne, an engineer, to blast a tunnel right through the Andes in Peru.  He and Wayne have a contentious relationship, but his daughter (Laraine Day) has a different perspective on the young adventurer....

 

Interesting supporting cast, including a young Anthony Quinn.  And it's fun that two illustrious Brits, Hardwicke and Dame Judith Anderson, are thrown in with all the colorful, south-of-the-border action.

 

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Gossipy trivia:   Can't vouch for the accuracy of this, but one reviewer mentioned that the famed Leo Durocher, who was married to Laraine Day, was very nervous that she might succumb to 'the Duke's' charms while on set, and was a bit of an annoying presence to make sure that that didn't happen....

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Re: "TYCOON" JOHN WAYNE, LARAINE DAY FRIDAY 10:30 A.M. EASTERN TCM

He was a handsome man, I can see why Leo was a little jealous. I love John  Wayne. I'll be watching. Wait was this Thursday or is this on Friday? Am I late to the show? 🤣 I'll figure it out. Thanks @Oznell  for always keeping me entertained. 

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Re: "TYCOON" JOHN WAYNE, LARAINE DAY FRIDAY 10:30 A.M. EASTERN TCM

It IS on Friday, @godi ,  so you're not too late, thankfully!

 

I love John Wayne too.  Irreplaceable.