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The Big Wheel
Directed by:
Edward Ludwig

"The Big Wheel" (also known as "Todeskurve, Die", "Pista di fuoco, La") is an Action/Drama film directed by Edward Ludwig, released in the USA on November 04 of 1949 , starring Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Mary Hatcher, Michael O'Shea, Spring Byington and Hattie McDaniel.

Who is the director of "The Big Wheel":

The Big Wheel was directed by Edward Ludwig, a Russian director, writer, and producer.

Before The Big Wheel, Edward Ludwig had directed Wake of the Red Witch, released in 1948, Three Is a Family (1944), The Fighting Seabees (1944), Swiss Family Robinson (1940), The Last Gangster (1937), and Adventure in Manhattan (1936). Since, he directed Big Jim McLain, released in 1952, The Black Scorpion (1957).

What was the release date of "The Big Wheel":

The Big Wheel was initially released on Friday, November 04, 1949, in the United States.. This was seventy (70) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, August 11, 1950 in France; Friday, December 29, 1950 in Germany and on Wednesday, March 24, 1954 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Big Wheel":

At the casting of The Big Wheel we find Mickey Rooney, previously seen in Words and Music (1948) and Summer Holiday (1948); Thomas Mitchell (Alias Nick Beal (1949), Silver River (1948)); Mary Hatcher (Isn't It Romantic? (1948), Variety Girl (1947)) [ more... ]

  • Hattie McDaniel and Thomas Mitchell also appeared in Gone with the Wind, released in 1939.
  • Spring Byington and Thomas Mitchell also appeared together in Theodora Goes Wild, released in 1936.
  • Spring Byington and Mickey Rooney can also be seen in Ah, Wilderness!, released in 1935.

What is the Storyline of "The Big Wheel":

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.

Red used to be a mechanic working for Cannonball, and still has the hots for his widow, Billy's mother, Mary (Spring Byington).

At the garage, Billy befriends a [...]

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