National Velvet

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National Velvet
Directed by Clarence Brown
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Screenplay by Helen Deutsch
Starring Mickey Rooney
Donald Crisp
Elizabeth Taylor
Anne Revere
Angela Lansbury
Reginald Owen
Terry Kilburn
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography Leonard Smith
Editing by Robert Kern
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) December 14, 1944 (1944-12-14)
Running time 123 min.
Country United States
Language English

National Velvet is a 1944 movie about horse racing. It stars Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney. It is based on a 1935 story by Enid Bagnold. The movie won two minor Academy Awards. 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."