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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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Final film of Selmer Jackson. 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 »

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[they have discovered that Universal Widgets has no factory, but Molly is still supposed to sell their stock and Henry says he'll help her]
Molly Thatcher: Henry, you're an operator; but do you know anything about the stock market?
Henry Tyroon: Well, I know the stock market is money and emotion. There's hope when you start out, greed on the way up, fear on the way down. I know that, uh, the stock market is people... and if there's anything you can't sell people, I've yet to find out what it is. These people need a reason to...
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References The Pajama Game (1957) See more »

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THE WHEELER DEALERS
By Randy Sparks
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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freewheeling fun, but could have been better
3 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wheeler Dealers is a very entertaining movie with Garner as a charming Texan who makes his money in shady deals and clever schemes, staying just this side of the law. Remick plays a stockbroker who is struggling to prove herself in a male dominated industry - it's one of these interesting examples of early feminism in movies; she is treated badly and is smart, but at the same time she basically ties her star to Garner (as do some men) rather than making her own way. Also note that in this period apparently even feminists referred to themselves as "girls." At times Wheeler Dealers approaches brilliance, with some great lines and a clever satire of finance on the highest levels, but unfortunately the movie is far too fond of sitcom-like plot twists and the ending feels rushed and unconvincing, as though the writers just ran out of ideas and decided to quickly dash something off. But the good outweighs the bad, and at its best this is a very funny movie, while at its worst it's still pretty cute.


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