The Big Wheel is a 1949 film starring Mickey Rooney and Thomas Mitchell.
Billy Coy (Mickey Rooney) from Carrell in California wants to be a race car driver. He manages to get hired as a mechanic by Arthur “Red” Stanley (Thomas Mitchell) at his garage, after mentioning that he is the son of a famous driver called “Cannonball” Coy. Billy’s father died in an accident at the Indianapolis 500 a few years ago.
The Big Wheel
Directed by Edward Ludwig
Produced by Mort Briskin, Samuel H. Stiefel
Written by Robert Smith
Starring Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Mary Hatcher, Spring Byington, Hattie McDaniel
Music by Gerard Carbonara, Nat W Finston, Kermit Goell
Cinematography Ernest Laszlo
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates 1949
Running time 92 min.
Country United States