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National Velvet Friday, August 17, 2018

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National Velvet

  • Date: August 17
  • Time: 7:00 pm TO 9:00 pm
  • Price: $5
  • Rating: G
  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045
  • Resources: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes

“That’ll be a dispute to the end of time, Mr. Brown: whether it’s better to do the right thing for the wrong reason or the wrong thing for the right reason.”

Nominated for four Academy Awards, you won’t want to miss this American classic!

THE FILM SERIES AT GORTON PRESENTS:

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…but the story isn’t over quite yet.

Co-starring as Velvet’s mother is Anne Revere, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. National Velvet is based on the novel by Enid Bagnold.

 

Directed by Clarence Brown, based on the novel by Enid Bagnold.
Starring Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, and Elizabeth Taylor.

 

Concessions available for purchase.

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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

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