National Velvet Poster

Release Date: August 10th, 2001

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 1997

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

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Competition, Friendship, Transformation, England, Father, 1940s, Inspiring, Daughter, Heartwarming, Family, Mother, Growing up


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