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The Wheeler Dealers (1963)

Approved | | Comedy | 14 November 1963 (USA)
A bg-time Texas wheeler-dealer (who's actually Ivy league-educated, but plays dumb) runs out of money, and goes to New York City to raise $1.5 million.

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Arthur Hiller
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Henry Tyroon
Lee Remick ... Molly Thatcher
Phil Harris ... Ray Jay Fox
Chill Wills ... Jay Ray Spinelby
Jim Backus ... Bullard Bear
Louis Nye ... Stanislas
John Astin ... Hector Vanson
Elliott Reid ... Leonard
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Buddy Zack
Joey Forman ... Buster Yarrow
Pat Crowley ... Eloise Cott (as Patricia Crowley)
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... J.R. Martin
Howard McNear ... Mr. Wilson
Marcel Hillaire ... Giuseppe - Maitre d'
Donald Briggs ... Len Flink (as Don Briggs)
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Storyline

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. Molly tries to ignore the attention he lavishes on, and keep the relationship strictly professional.

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

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Comedy

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USA

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English | Italian | French

Release Date:

14 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camas separadas See more »

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Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Selmer Jackson. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning (5:25) 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

Whitby: Great Eastern Offshore Oil, cost 14 dollars a share... six-cent bid.
Bullard Bear: [slightly incredulous] You mean we haven't unloaded *that* yet?
Whitby: Well, it takes a while to unload the real dogs, Bullard.
Bullard Bear: My boy, somewhere in that vast, verdant ever-growing nation of ours must be people stupid enough to buy Great Eastern Offshore Oil. Find them.
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Connections

References The Pajama Game (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

THE WHEELER DEALERS
By Randy Sparks
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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Chez Henri Tyroon
7 April 2004 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This may be the best comedy movie to come out of the 1960s. Wheeler Dealers features James Garner at the top of his game, Lee Remick doing her best Doris Day imitation, and a wonderful cast of some of the best character actors ever assembled.

Of all the characters James Garner has created for the screen, I think I like Henry J. Tyroon the best. Cowboy oilman and conman par excellence, he moves skillfully from one situation to the other in business, but really comes up against it with Lee Remick in the romance department.

The supporting cast is soooo good I don't know where to begin to single anyone out. If put to torture I suppose I'd have to mention Louis Nye, "the boss wrangler of the Henry Tyroon collection", and John Astin the manic SEC investigator.

As Mr. Garner puts it: "Only the taxman loses in a Henry Tyroon deal". Even a the most dedicated and humorless IRS agent will find laughs in this classic comedy.

"I'M INTERESTED IN THE ECONOMICS OF ANY SITUATION"


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