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The Wheeler Dealers (1963)

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!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

14 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camas separadas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Alan Sues. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in The Addams Family Album (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

THE WHEELER DEALERS
By Randy Sparks
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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Remick & Garner were Great
24 June 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this very silly comedy from 1963 along with some great actors like James Garner, (Henry Tyroon) who is a wheel and dealer, who decides to leave Midland, Texas and come to the big Apple because all his oil wells are drying up and blowing plain dust. However, Henry meets up with Molly Thatcher, (Lee Remick) and he goes completely bonkers and falls immediately in love with her. Molly fights off his advances and only accepts an invitation to dinner in order to sell Henry a business deal her boss, Bullard Bear, (Jim Backus) has assigned her. It is a deal to sell widgets from a company in New England and at the same time Henry wants to drill oil in a town near Boston, Mass. When Molly tells Henry she likes a painting, he buys her an art gallery and if she likes a fancy food establishment, he buys that for her. It is a very dumb comedy, but all the actors make it very enjoyable.


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