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In the France during the 1860s, nobleman and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps (Tyrone Power) becomes a rival of President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Leon Ames) for the hand of beautiful Countess Eugenie de Montijo (Loretta Young). Exiled to Egypt by the Gallic premier, he falls in love with the French-Egyptian Toni (Annabella) and hits upon the idea of a waterway linking Europe and Asia: the Suez Canal. Despite opposition from Bonaparte and the natives, de Lesseps begins work on the project.
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Language: English Genres: Biography Theme: Quest, Sacrifice, Love, Rivalry Time Period: 1860s

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