Overlong and boring, TYCOON features Wayne as an engineer hired to build a railroad in the Andes Mountains for Hardwicke, a wealthy American with mining interests in the area. Friction arises between the two when they disagree over where the tracks should run: Wayne wants to build a
bridge; Hardwicke wants Wayne to tunnel through a mountain, a shorter but more dangerous way to complete the railroad. Ultimately, Wayne gives in. After a night of heavy drinking, Wayne spies Day and follows her to church. Later, he hires musicians to serenade Day, and, no longer able resist his
attentions, she invites him home, where Wayne unhappily learns Day is Hardwicke's daughter. ...