National Velvet

Synopsis: Mi Taylor was a young wanderer and opportunist whose father had given him "all the roads in the Kingdom" to travel. One of the roads, and a notation in his father's journal, leads him to the quiet English country-side home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse for the Grand National - England's greatest racing event.
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Director(s): Clarence Brown
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

What's he doing, letting a girl

run in front of a horse?

But he did try to stop me.

Not too hard. Friend of yours, Velvet?

We think your horse is beautiful.

Where did you get him?

Bought him cheap at Barnet Fair,

but he's got the devil in him.

Tramping the roads, my lad?

If I am? England's a free country.

Free, is it?

You better detour around Sewels.

That's a piece of free advice.

Our constable don't like odd characters.

But he's a friend.

And he knows all about horses and...

And he's coming home for supper.

Velvet, your father won't like it.

I have business in Sewels.

No doubt.

Mrs. Herbert Brown.

That's very interesting.

Your father's address book?

Yes, ma'am. I found it in his

belongings. His name was Dan Taylor.

Did you wash your neck?

Yes, Mother.

It's soaking.

Next time unbutton your collar.

Mr. Taylor... you like Poon's

mixture for canaries?

He doesn't know anything about canaries.

How do you know?

You know anything about canaries?

No, sir.

That's settled.

I was sick all night.

I was sick all night!

Go on.

I am getting on.

You're just rolling it

'round and 'round.

Now swallow.

Can't. Isn't slidey.

Isn't he lovely?

He collects insects.

Must he wear that bottle to the table?

Young man...

...there's a strict rule

about feeding Jacob at table.

I'm sorry.

Makes a beggar out of him.

- Where's Edwina?

- Meeting that boy.

Don't tease her when she comes in.

So sorry to be late.

'Dwina's late!

'Dwina, this is Mi Taylor.

I found him on the Brighton Road.

Don't look so shocked.

He was coming to see Mother anyway.

Uncanny, isn't it?

'Dwina's late and I was sick all night.

That's a lie. You weren't sick.

I could have been sick if I wanted to.

You told a story, didn't you?

Yes, it was a story.

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Enid Bagnold

Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones (27 October 1889 – 31 March 1981) was a British author and playwright, known for the 1935 story National Velvet. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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