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Young Elizabeth Taylor at full gallop
Young Elizabeth Taylor at full gallop

Thumbnail for National Velvet (1944) National Velvet (1944)

Basics Critics:94Viewers:67Rusty:79
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Kids/Family, SportsNotable as: Coming of ageSub-Category: Coming of age, Family Drama, Family, Film adaptation, Childhood Drama, Animal Picture, Children's/Family, DramaMain subject: horse, horse racingNarrative location: EnglandRuntime: 123 - 124 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: California, Santa MonicaDirector: Clarence BrownScreenwriter: Helen DeutschMusic: Herbert StothartCinematography: Leonard SmithStars: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Jackie Jenkins, Juanita Quigley, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen Producer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Pandro S. BermanAwards won: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Robert J. Kern)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Anne Revere)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color (Cedric Gibbons)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Leonard Smith)
Academy Award for Best Director (Clarence Brown)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. It stars Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp and a young Elizabeth Taylor. In 2003, National Velvet was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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