The Big Wheel

The Big Wheel

The son of a race-car driver who died on the track decides to follow in his father's footsteps.

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The Big Wheel


Adventure92 Mins1949

Young Billy Coy (Mickey Rooney) lost his dad to a fiery wreck at the Indy 500, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to get behind the wheel as a professional driver. He makes his first step toward racing glory when he lands a gig in a garage with Red (Thomas Mitchell), the man who fine-tuned Billy's father's car. With the support of his mother (Spring Byington), love-struck beauty Louise (Mary Hatcher) and Red, Billy finally makes it as a pro, and gets his own shot at the Indy 500.


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  • Gutsy
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  • Gripping