National Velvet 

Story: A young girl is determined to enter her horse in the Grand National Steeplechase.

Scenery: Some brief scenes filmed at the Pebble Beach golf course were used to represent the English coastline. Racing scenes were filmed at the old Polo Grounds where the Monterey airport is today.


  • Director: Clarence Brown.
  • Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Reginald Owen.


  • Year: 1944
  • Studio: MGM
  • Film: color
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • Sound: mono
  • Running time: 125 min.
  • Academy Awards: Best supporting actress (Anne Revere), editing. Nominated for director, cinematography, art direction.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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