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The Big Wheel (1949)

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92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A brash young midget car race driver lives in the shadow of his famous father, a drunken womanizer, who was killed in an accident years earlier.
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Writer
Robert Smith (original screenplay)
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Status
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Updated Nov 4, 1949

Release date
Nov 4, 1949 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Mickey Rooney
Billy Coy Billy Coy   See fewer
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Thomas Mitchell
Red Stanley Red Stanley   See fewer
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Michael O'Shea
Vic Sullivan Vic Sullivan   See fewer
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Mary Hatcher
Lou Riley Lou Riley   See fewer
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Spring Byington
Mary Coy Mary Coy   See fewer
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Steve Brodie
Happy Lee Happy Lee   See fewer
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Lina Romay
Dolores Raymond Dolores Raymond   See fewer
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Hattie McDaniel
Minnie (as Hattie McDaniels) Minnie (as Hattie McDaniels)   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
George George   See fewer
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Monte Blue
Deacon Jones Deacon Jones   See fewer
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Richard Lane
Reno Riley (as Dick Lane) Reno Riley (as Dick Lane)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Head Waiter Head Waiter   See fewer
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Denver Pyle
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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George Fisher
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Jackson King
Announcer (as Jack Colin) Announcer (as Jack Colin)   See fewer
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Mike Donovan
Indy 500 Spectator (uncredited) Indy 500 Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Racing Fan in Stands (uncredited) Racing Fan in Stands (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Gray
Race Car Driver (uncredited) Race Car Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Ambulance Intern (uncredited) Ambulance Intern (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Indy 500 Spectator (uncredited) Indy 500 Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lynch
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
Racing Fan in Stands (uncredited) Racing Fan in Stands (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Mechanic (uncredited) Mechanic (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

5.7 / 10 | 415 votes