Classic Horse Films: 4 Film Favorites
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Classic Horse Films: 4 Film Favorites

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Director: Bryan Forbes, Caroline Thompson, Clarence Brown, David Butler

Cast: Bryan Forbes, Caroline Thompson, Clarence Brown, David Butler

     
 
Although National Velvet was the first starring role for 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, the early part of the film belongs to Mickey Rooney in the showier role of Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey. Soured on life by a serious accident, Mike plans to steal from the country family that has

Overview

Although National Velvet was the first starring role for 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, the early part of the film belongs to Mickey Rooney in the showier role of Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey. Soured on life by a serious accident, Mike plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in, but his resolve is weakened by the kindness of young Velvet (Taylor). The two find a common bond in their love of horses. Velvet wins an "unbreakable" horse in a raffle, and enters the animal in the Grand National Sweepstakes. Though Mike is unable to ride the horse, he aids Velvet in her plan to disguise herself as a jockey; she wins the race...but the story isn't over quite yet. Costarring as Velvet's mother is Anne Revere, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, National Velvet has been a child classic for over 50 years.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2007
UPC:
0085391174172
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
7:19:00
Sales rank:
25,370

Special Features

National Velvet: Full-Screen version; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español; International Velvet:; Full-Screen version; Black Beauty: Full-screen version; Theatrical trailer; Languages & Subtitles: English & Français; The Stoyr of Seabiscuit: Full-screen version; Featurette; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Velvet Brown
Sean Bean Farmer Grey
Shirley Temple Margaret O'Hara
Tatum O'Neal Sarah Brown
Barry Fitzgerald Shawn O'Hara
Christopher Plummer John Seaton
David Thewlis Jerry Barker
Mickey Rooney Mike Taylor
Anthony Hopkins Capt. Johnny Johnson
Donald Crisp Mr. Brown
Jim Carter John Manly
Lon McCallister Ted Knowles
Anne Revere Mrs. Brown
Nanette Newman Velvet Brown
Peter Davison Squire Gordon
Rosemary de Camp Mrs. Charles S. Howard
Alun Armstrong Reuben Smith
Angela Lansbury Edwina Brown
Donald MacBride George Carson
Peter Barkworth Pilot

Technical Credits
Bryan Forbes Director
Caroline Thompson Director
Clarence Brown Director
David Butler Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- National Velvet
1. Main Title [1:35]
2. England, Late Twenties [:31]
3. Summertime [3:52]
4. Mi Taylor [1:04]
5. Meeting Pie [2:19]
6. At the Dinner Table [5:39]
7. "Goodnight, Edwina" [4:41]
8. About Dan Taylor [1:41]
9. Mi Reconsiders [4:22]
10. At the Shop [1:33]
11. A Leap Beyond Faith [2:55]
12. "They're Raffling Him" [3:51]
13. The Drawing [3:22]
14. "Is it True?" [1:29]
15. A Fairy Horse...& Cart [5:56]
16. Large Dream, Little Girl [5:06]
17. In the Attic [3:18]
18. To London/The Pub [6:34]
19. Mi's Change/A Deal [4:37]
20. Training/Pie Falls Ill [6:12]
21. Pie's Rise/Donald's Fit [6:03]
22. The Trip [3:36]
23. Ivan Taski/Mi's Past [4:08]
24. Back on the Horse [2:49]
25. The Velveteen Jockey [3:48]
26. Morning of the Race [7:37]
27. Startoff [5:57]
28. "Coming Up Fast" [4:16]
29. National Velvet [3:56]
30. Hollywood Beckons [3:21]
31. Man to Mi [3:12]
32. Velvet's Parting Gift [3:55]
Disc #2, Side A -- Black Beauty
1. Chapter 1 [1:42]
2. Chapter 2 [1:45]
3. Chapter 3 [1:51]
4. Chapter 4 [2:39]
5. Chapter 5 [2:57]
6. Chapter 6 [3:02]
7. Chapter 7 [3:11]
8. Chapter 8 [2:31]
9. Chapter 9 [3:29]
10. Chapter 10 [4:41]
11. Chapter 11 [3:31]
12. Chapter 12 [5:11]
13. Chapter 13 [1:40]
14. Chapter 14 [1:56]
15. Chapter 15 [1:52]
16. Chapter 16 [6:03]
17. Chapter 17 [:58]
18. Chapter 18 [5:36]
19. Chapter 19 [2:13]
20. Chapter 20 [:39]
21. Chapter 21 [2:14]
22. Chapter 22 [1:10]
23. Chapter 23 [6:24]
24. Chapter 24 [3:37]
25. Chapter 25 [2:14]
26. Chapter 26 [:44]
27. Chapter 27 [3:28]
28. Chapter 28 [1:54]
29. Chapter 29 [1:03]
30. Chapter 30 [2:38]
31. Chapter 31 [1:30]
32. Chapter 32 [3:23]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Story of Seabiscuit
1. Credits [1:04]
2. Strange New World [3:09]
3. Family Matter [4:36]
4. Fastest to the Fence [3:34]
5. Disagreement [3:43]
6. Not Hard on the Eyes [3:03]
7. He's a Keeper [3:47]
8. Jockey Curse [2:14]
9. Faith Rewarded [3:18]
10. Out of the Money [3:34]
11. A Horse in Mind [4:05]
12. What's the Joke? [2:32]
13. Winning Ways [3:57]
14. Love and Blarney [3:21]
15. Her Case [3:55]
16. Maggie's Condition [3:23]
17. Photo Finish [4:27]
18. Champion [5:55]
19. Injured [3:05]
20. Rehabilitation [4:11]
21. Temptation [4:07]
22. OHara Teamwork [2:08]
23. Back in the Saddle [4:36]
24. Facing the Problem [4:57]
25. Winner's Circle [4:08]
26. Monumental [1:42]

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Classic Horse Films: 4 Film Favorites 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble does not stand behind this product. Many of the manufacturer products were not created correctly and Barnes and Noble is sending out these ERROR COPIES. BUY with the knowledge that both disks in the packaging may not work and they WILL NOT take responsibility for good customer service and replace anything.
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