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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry Tyroon
... Molly Thatcher
... Ray Jay Fox
... Jay Ray Spinelby
... Bullard Bear
... Stanislas
... Hector Vanson
... Leonard
... Buddy Zack
... Buster Yarrow
... Eloise Cott (as Patricia Crowley)
Charles Watts ... J.R. Martin
... Mr. Wilson
... Giuseppe - Maitre d'
... Len Flink (as Don Briggs)
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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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2.35 : 1
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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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Referenced in Four Days in November (1964) See more »

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THE WHEELER DEALERS
By Randy Sparks
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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Life in the Oil Bidness
7 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think this film is a rough parody of the life of Tom Brown (Jame Garner) and Joe Roper of Tom Brown Drilling Inc.(TMBR/Sharp) of Midland, Texas.

The company never paid a dividend. They would buy the company stock when it was low and sell when high.

A lot of people do just that. But they flew the corporate jet to New York and convinced Wall Street investors to buy their company stock, which of course made the price increase. Brown and Roper then sold their stock!

Is this insider trading! I enjoyed watching this film.


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