Billy Coy comes to Carrell. His late father's mechanic Red hires Billy as a mechanic. Soon, Billy gets a job as a driver. Written by
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It's restless, reckless ROONEY in the most exciting thrill-a-minute role of his career!
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Did You Know?
The portion of the film set in Indianapolis used footage shot at the actual 1949 Indy 500 time trials and race, and other footage at the track. Other than Mickey Rooney
's character Billy Coy, driving car #6, most of the drivers and car numbers cited by the announcer in the movie were the actual entrants in that race. Car #6 was actually driven by Lee Wallard who completed only 55 laps of the race. As in the movie, the race was won by #7, Bill Holland, but he actually won by a huge margin and didn't relinquish the trophy to another driver. See more
's character is called "Dolores Raymond" in the film and the name is spelled that way on the sign in the nightclub scene. However, the character is listed as "Dolores Ramon" in the end credits. See more
[Opining about Louise to Happy Lee
She's a sharpie.
Oh, sharp as scissors and twice as snippy!
Is he nuts?
Sure, I'm a race driver, aren't I?
The film opens with the following written acknowledgements: "Grateful acknowledgement for their invaluable assistance is made to the AAA, the URA, the Racing Drivers of America, the Indianapolis Speedway and Mr. Wilbur Shaw." See more
Written by Kermit Goell
and Fred Spielman
Sung by Lina Romay
at nightclub See more