The Big Wheel Poster

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: September 26th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Michael O'Shea, Mary Hatcher, Spring Byington, Lina Romay, Steve Brodie, Allen Jenkins

Director: Edward Ludwig

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: Samuel H. Stiefel Productions

Keywords: Car, Mother, Gripping, Love, 1940s, Rise, Quest, Love interest