National Velvet Movie Review 1944

Information and Film Reviews for National Velvet the Movie

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Velvet Brown (Taylor) wins a horse in a raffle and is determined to train it to compete in the famed Grand National race with the help of her best friend, Mi (Rooney). Taylor, only 12 at the time, is superb in her first starring role. Rooney also gives a fine performance. Filmed with a loving eye on lushly decorated sets, this is a masterpiece version of the story of affection between a girl and her pet. Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold and followed by the dismal "International Velvet" in 1978.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Jockeying for Position, Childhood Visions, 4 Bones
Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch
Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Arthur Treacher, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Reginald Owen, Norma Varden, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Terence (Terry) Kilburn
Leonard Smith
Clarence Brown
Herbert Stothart


Oscars 1945: Film Editing, Support. Actress (Revere), Natl. Film Reg. 2003.

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