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The Wheeler Dealers (1963)

Big time Texas Wheeler Dealer (Ivy league educated, but plays dumb) runs out of money and goes to NYC to raise 1.5 million.

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Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas where his oil wells are drying up and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who he falls in love with. She tries to ignore the attention he lavishes on her, but, in the end, she falls for his charm. Written by Anonymous

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He really wasn't out to make $1,000,000. He already had that!

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14 November 1963 (USA)  »

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Film debut of Alan Sues. See more »

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At the beginning when the old lady steals the cab from James Garner, when she closes the door a cameraman, camera, tripod and microphone are all reflected clearly. See more »

Quotes

Molly Thatcher: I don't understand. How can you buy something when you don't even know what it is?
Ray Jay: Well, you see, ma'am, Henry here is a real wheeler dealer. And a wheeler dealer is somebody that loves to find places for money to go. It's like hitchin' on to a star. You may zoom up to the sky on a mighty pretty ride.
Molly Thatcher: And if the star falls?
Henry Tyroon: Well, then I find some way for the, uh, government to take three-quarters of the loss.
Jay Ray: You see, Miss Thatcher, that's the mark of a REAL wheeler dealer.
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Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 7 October 1963 (1963) See more »

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THE WHEELER DEALERS
By Randy Sparks
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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Fast-paced fun
13 September 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Good old fashioned comedy that exploits every classic cliche about Texas oilmen. After years playing Bret Maverick, James Garner has the fast-talking con man character down pat. Old timers Phil Harris, Chill Wills and Jim Backus form sort of a Greek chorus of old money Texans eager to see what the brash newcomer's next scam will be.

All the fun is in the wheelin' and the dealin', Garner explains at one point. "Money's just a way of keeping score."


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