National Velvet Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

National Velvet

Although National Velvet was the first starring role for 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, the early part of the film belongs to Mickey Rooney in the showier role of Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey. Soured on life by a serious accident, Mike plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in, but his resolve is weakened by the kindness of young Velvet (Taylor). The two find a common bond in their love of horses. Velvet wins an “unbreakable” horse in a raffle, and enters the animal in the Grand National Sweepstakes. Though Mike is unable to ride the horse, he aids Velvet in her plan to disguise herself as a jockey; she wins the race…but the story isn’t over quite yet. Co-starring as Velvet’s mother is Anne Revere, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. National Velvet is based on the novel by Enid Bagnold. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Release date: Dec 14, 1944
Production Company: MGM Home Entertainment
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama,Kids & Family

National Velvet Caste and Crew
Director: Clarence Brown
writer: Helen Deutsch,Theodore Reeves
Elizabeth Taylor,Mickey Rooney,Donald Crisp,Anne Revere,Angela Lansbury,Juanita Brown,Jackie Jenkins,Terry Kilburn,Butch Jenkins,Reginald Owen,Juanita Quigley,Alec Craig,Eugene Loring,Norma Varden,Arthur Shields,Dennis Hoey,Aubrey Mather,Frederic Worlock,Arthur Treacher,Harry Allen,Billy Bevan,Barry Macollum,Matthew Boulton,Colin Campbell,Frank Benson,Wally Cassell,Alec Harford,William Austin,Gerald Oliver Smith,Moyna MacGill,Donald Curtis,Rene Austin,Jane Isbell,Virginia McDowall,Gail Peyton,Iris Kirskey,Bertha Stinchfield,Felicity Bilbrook,Paula Allen,Rhoda Williams,Beverly Billman,Stephen Bowson,Howard Taylor,Harold de Becker Jr.,Richard Haydel,Murray Coombs,Gordon Richards,Rose Langdon,William Bailey,Eric Wilton,Douglas Francis,George Kirby,Leyland Hodgson,Leonard Carey,Olaf Hytten