National Velvet

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National Velvet
Directed byClarence Brown
Produced byPandro S. Berman
Screenplay byHelen Deutsch
Based onNational Velvet
by Enid Bagnold
StarringMickey Rooney
Donald Crisp
Elizabeth Taylor
Anne Revere
Angela Lansbury
Reginald Owen
Terry Kilburn
Music byHerbert Stothart
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byRobert Kern
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 14, 1944 (1944-12-14)
Running time
123 min.
CountryUnited States

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."