National Velvet Trailer (1945)

Trailer for the 1945 classic National Velvet.

National Velvet is the poignant family story that made a young Elizabeth Taylor a star. Taylor excels as Velvet Brown, a 1920s working-class girl whose dreams of owning her own horse become a reality when she wins Pie, a wild and unruly horse, in a raffle. With the help of Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney), a skittish, gun-shy ex-jockey, Velvet trains Pie to be a race champion despite the wishes of her loving but cautious parents (Donald Crisp and Ann Revere). Velvet's determination pays off, and the Brown family (including Angela Lansbury as Edwina, Velvet's sophisticated older sister) pools its money and enters the family pride and joy in the prestigious Grand National race, only to have its hopes dashed when the rider renegs--leading Velvet to do something extraordinary. This uplifting adaptation of Enid Bagnold's novel features stunning photography of coastal England and acclaimed crosscut editing that heightens the tension in the famous race scene. Young costars Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney are fabulous together, full of youthful charm and exuberance, ably supported by a first-rate ensemble cast.

Duration
2 min 40 sec

Views
39,340

Posted On
January 18, 2010
Director
Clarence Brown

Writer
Theodore Reeves

Studio
Warner Bros Pictures

Release
January 26, 1945
Cast
Mickey Rooney
Donald Crisp
Elizabeth Taylor
Anne Revere
Angela Lansbury
Trailer Tracks
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