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* AllGirlsLikePonies
* TheBigRace
* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her horse.
* HollywoodGenetics: Angela Lansbury and Elizabeth Taylor don't really look like they could come from the same family.

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* %%* TheBigRace
* %%* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her horse.
* %%* HollywoodGenetics: Angela Lansbury and Elizabeth Taylor don't really look like they could come from the same family.



* PonyTale: Probably the granddaddy of all of them.
* SweetPollyOliver: More so in-universe than out. Elizabeth Taylor with a short haircut and a jockey's uniform still looks exactly like a girl with a bob.
* YouGoGirl: The point is that girls can do great things, too.

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* %%* PonyTale: Probably the granddaddy of all of them.
* %%* SweetPollyOliver: More so in-universe than out. Elizabeth Taylor with a short haircut and a jockey's uniform still looks exactly like a girl with a bob.
* %%* YouGoGirl: The point is that girls can do great things, too.


* IllGirl: Velvet has a weak stomach and generally frail nature.

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* IllGirl: Velvet has a weak stomach and generally frail nature. [[spoiler: This is what leads to her gender being revealed after TheBigRace, when she faints from exhaustion and a doctor has to examine her.]]


The story begins with Velvet Brown, a neurotic 14-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to own a stable full of horses. After her mother's swim coach makes an offhand remark that his piebald horse could win the Grand National (a real life horse endurance race), Velvet goes from obsessing over her collection of paper horses to wanting to win the horse in a raffle and train it. Once Piebald (King in the TV series) is hers, she and Mi become serious about racing. Velvet uses a fake name to compete, disguising herself as a boy, and when her true gender is discovered, she becomes a national sensation for reasons besides the racing.

In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) and Donald Crisp as their parents. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

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The story begins with Velvet Brown, a neurotic 14-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to own a stable full of horses. After her father's employee Mi, (son of her mother's former swim coach coach) makes an offhand remark that his a local piebald horse could win the Grand National (a real life horse endurance race), Velvet goes from obsessing over her collection of paper horses to wanting to win the horse in a raffle and train it. Once Piebald (King in the TV series) is hers, she and Mi become serious about racing. Velvet uses a fake name to compete, disguising herself as a boy, and when her true gender is discovered, she becomes a national sensation for reasons besides the racing.

In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, , Creator/AngelaLansbury as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) and Donald Crisp as their parents. It was directed by Clarence Brown.


In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) and Donald Crisp as their parents. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

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In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) and Donald Crisp as their parents. It was directed by Clarence Brown.


There was also a sequel to the movie in released 1978, called ''International Velvet'' and starring Tatum O'Neal in the title role.

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There was also a sequel to the movie in released in 1978, called ''International Velvet'' and starring Tatum O'Neal in the title role.


In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) as their mother. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

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In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) and Donald Crisp as their mother.parents. It was directed by Clarence Brown.


In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury appeared as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) as their mother. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

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In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney as Mi the jockey, Creator/AngelaLansbury appeared as Velvet's older sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) as their mother. It was directed by Clarence Brown.


There was also a sequel to the movie in 1978, called ''International Velvet''.

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There was also a sequel to the movie in released 1978, called ''International Velvet''.
Velvet'' and starring Tatum O'Neal in the title role.


In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Creator/MickeyRooney starred as Mi the jockey, and Creator/AngelaLansbury appeared as Velvet's older sister. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

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In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Also in the cast were Creator/MickeyRooney starred as Mi the jockey, and Creator/AngelaLansbury appeared as Velvet's older sister.sister Edwina, and Anne Revere (who won an AcademyAward for Best Supporting Actress) as their mother. It was directed by Clarence Brown.


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The story begins with Velvet Brown, a neurotic 14-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to own a stable full of horses. After her mother's swim coach makes an offhand remark that his piebald horse could win the Grand National (a real life horse endurance race), Velvet goes from obsessing over her collection of paper horses to wanting to win the horse in a raffle and train it. Once Piebald (King in the TV series) is hers, she and MI become serious about racing. Velvet uses a fake name to compete, disguising herself as a boy, and when her true gender is discovered, she becomes a national sensation for reasons besides the racing.

In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor. There was also a sequel to the movie in 1978, called ''International Velvet''.

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The story begins with Velvet Brown, a neurotic 14-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to own a stable full of horses. After her mother's swim coach makes an offhand remark that his piebald horse could win the Grand National (a real life horse endurance race), Velvet goes from obsessing over her collection of paper horses to wanting to win the horse in a raffle and train it. Once Piebald (King in the TV series) is hers, she and MI Mi become serious about racing. Velvet uses a fake name to compete, disguising herself as a boy, and when her true gender is discovered, she becomes a national sensation for reasons besides the racing.

In the film, Velvet was played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor. Creator/ElizabethTaylor, in her StarMakingRole. Creator/MickeyRooney starred as Mi the jockey, and Creator/AngelaLansbury appeared as Velvet's older sister. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

There was also a sequel to the movie in 1978, called ''International Velvet''.Velvet''.


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* HollywoodGenetics: Angela Lansbury and Elizabeth Taylor don't really look like they could come from the same family.


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* SweetPollyOliverSweetPollyOliver: More so in-universe than out. Elizabeth Taylor with a short haircut and a jockey's uniform still looks exactly like a girl with a bob.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the novel, Velvet is a "thin as famine" blonde with crooked teeth and considered unattractive (until she gets on a horse). Elizabeth Taylor, of course, matched no part of that description.

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