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|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Produced by||Stephen Ames|
|Written by||Borden Chase|
by C.E. Scoggins
|Music by||Leigh Harline|
|Cinematography||W. Howard Greene|
Harry J. Wild
|Edited by||Frank Doyle|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
|Box office||$2.5 million (US rentals)|
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.
- Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p225
- "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
- p.287 Roberts, Randy & Olson, James Stuart John Wayne, American 1997 University of Kentucky Press
- p.131 Reid, John Howard Popular Pictures of the 1940s 2004 Lulu.com
- Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p46
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