The Big Wheel

The Big Wheel

Director: Edward Ludwig Cast: Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Michael O'Shea

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Overview

In The Big Wheel, Mickey Rooney plays Billy Coy, a garage mechanic who matriculates into a champion race-car driver. On the way to the top, he steps on friends and foes alike. He even manages to briefly alienate his saintly mother (Spring Byington). The cocky Coy eventually kills another racer when he forgets that gas and alcohol don't mix. It takes some doing, but Billy finally redeems himself. The climax blends stock footage of the Indianapolis 500 with newly-lensed racing sequences. The Big Wheel lapsed into public domain in 1976.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2016
UPC: 0889290242563
Original Release: 1949
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 58,592

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Billy Coy
Thomas Mitchell Red Stanley
Michael O'Shea Vic Sullivan
Spring Byington Mrs. Mary Coy
Mary Hatcher Louise Riley
Allen Jenkins George
Hattie McDaniel Minnie
Steve Brodie Happy
Lina Romay Dolores Raymond
Dick Lane Reno Riley

Technical Credits
Edward Ludwig Director
Mort Briskin Producer
Jack Dempsey Producer
Nathaniel W. Finston Score Composer
Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer
Harry M. Popkin Producer
Robert Smith Screenwriter
Samuel H. Steifel Cinematographer,Producer
Walter Thompson Editor

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