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  • The Big Wheel (1949)
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    92 min | Action, Drama, Romance
The Big Wheel (1949)
Approved
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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Director
Writer
Robert Smith (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
Production Designer
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Updated Nov 4, 1949

Release date
Nov 4, 1949 (United States)

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Cast

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