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G| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
When Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), an equine-loving 12-year-old living in rural Sussex, becomes the owner of a rambunctious horse, she decides to train it for England's Grand National race. Aided by former jockey Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney) and encouraged by her family, the determined Velvet gets her steed, affectionately called "The Pie," ready for the big day. However, a last-minute problem arises with the jockey and an unexpected rider must step in as a replacement.

Cast: Mickey Rooney , Elizabeth Taylor , Donald Crisp , Anne Revere , Angela Lansbury , Reginald Owen , Norma Varden , Jackie "Butch" Jenkins

Director: Clarence Brown

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

National Velvet (1944)

Release Date: August 10th, 2001|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • March 23, 2011 Fran
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    My best friend's mom got the leading role in National Velvet. She got sick while filming and they gave the role to Elizabeth Taylor.

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