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Directed by Clarence Brown




123 minutes


National Velvet

(Included with Museum general admission, no tickets required.)

A jaded former jockey (Mickey Rooney) helps a young girl (Elizabeth Taylor) train a wild, but gifted horse for the Grand National Sweepstakes—England’s greatest racing event.

“Director Clarence Brown certainly knows how to push all the right buttons, crafting a film that is knowingly manipulative and sentimental but none the worse for it and it would be churlish not to be both moved and excited by the film's gripping finale.” —BBC Films