The New Pictures, Jan. 19, 1948

Tycoon (RKO Radio) pictures the U.S. ideal of manhood as a construction engineer (John Wayne) who, like the steam shovel he strongly resembles, works all right when he is building things. But he looks absurd trying to speak English or kiss a girl. The U.S. ideal of villainy is represented in this movie as a Latin American rail magnate (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) who dresses for dinner, manages a compound sentence without stuttering, and tries to keep his lovely daughter (Laraine Day) from getting hitched to a steam shovel.

The film may have some suspense for Latin Americans, who conceivably will have difficulty...

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