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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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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

14 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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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

"The Wheeler Dealers" was released on November 14, 1963 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was the last movie released by a major studio before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. 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

Bullard Bear: I can't possibly let her go. She's my number one boy!
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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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freewheeling fun, but could have been better
3 September 2005 | by cheroldSee 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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