National Velvet

"Very Good"

National Velvet Review


A young Liz Taylor, standing eye to eye with an adult Mickey Rooney, stars in this classic children's fable at a girl and her horse, named The Pi. Rooney is a down-on-his-luck ex-jockey who encounters the Brown family, working as a general servant but taking to young Velvet (Taylor) when she comes into the ownership of a wild gelding. On sheer determination, she enters The Pi into the Grand National steeplechase, a grueling horse race in which she eventually rides herself (scandal!). Great fun for the youngsters among you, but I don't know how much "sheer determination" us adults can stand at once.


National Velvet

Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Friday 26th January 1945

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 23

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Starring: as Mi Taylor, as Mr. Brown, as Velvet Brown, as Mrs. Brown, as Edwina Brown

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