National Velvet

National Velvet

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Academy Award-winner Elizabeth Taylor ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") made her starring debut in this classic family film about Velvet Brown, a young English girl who wins a horse in a village lottery and becomes determined to train it to compete in the Grand National Steeplechase. Oscar-winner Mickey Rooney ("Babes in Arms," "The Black Stallion," "Boys Town") plays a compassionate jockey who coaches Velvet. Anne Revere ("Gentleman's Agreement") won an Oscar for her role as Velvet's caring mother. With Oscar-winner Donald Crisp ("How Green Was My Valley," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") and Oscar-nominee Angela Lansbury (TV's "Murder, She Wrote," "Gaslight"). Directed by Oscar-nominee Clarence Brown ("The Yearling," "Anna Christie") and adapted for the screen by Oscar-nominee Helen Deutsch ("King Solomon's Mines," "Lili," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"). Nominated for five Academy Awards. "One of the most likable movies of all time." - Pauline Kael.
Starring Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp
Director Clarence Brown