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National Velvet (film) Quotes

National Velvet (film) is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . National Velvet ended its run in 1970.

It features Pandro S. Berman as producer, Herbert Stothart in charge of musical score, and Leonard Smith (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

National Velvet (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of National Velvet (film) is 123 minutes long. National Velvet (film) is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The cast includes: Anne Revere as Mrs. Brown, Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet Brown, Mickey Rooney as Mi Taylor, Arthur Shields as Mr. Hallam, Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet, Angela Lansbury as Edwina Brown, Juanita Quigley as Malvolia "Mally" Brown, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins as Donald Brown, Donald Crisp as Mr. Herbert Brown, and Reginald Owen as Farmer Ede.

National Velvet (film) Quotes

Mickey Rooney as Mi Taylor

  • (Mickey Rooney) "Some day you'll learn that greatness is only the seizing of opportunity; clutching with your bare hands 'til the knuckles show white."

Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet Brown

  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "I want it all quickly 'cause I don't want God to stop and think and wonder if I'm getting more than my share."
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "Don't, Mi. No matter what you say or do everyone else out there will know more than me. It's no use, Mi."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Do think a race like this is won by luck?"
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "No, by knowing the Pi can win and telling him so."
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "He's beautiful, Mr. Ede. What's his name?"
  • (Reginald Owen) "Name? He's a murderous pirate, not deserving of a name."
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "Oh no, not pirate. He's a gentle one. I'll just call him Pi."

Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins as Donald Brown

  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "I was sick all night."
  • (Juanita Quigley) "That's a lie, Donald. You weren't sick."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "I could've been sick if I wanted to."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "I was sick all night."
  • (Donald Crisp) "Donald, you told a story, didn't you?"
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "Yes, sir, it was a story."
  • (Donald Crisp) "Well, you know what to do."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "What?"
  • (Donald Crisp) "You say you're sorry."
  • (Donald Crisp) "Well?"
  • (Anne Revere) "He's thinking."
  • (Donald Crisp) "Well, make up your mind."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "Alright, I'm sorry."
  • (Donald Crisp) "Well, go on. Sorry for what?"
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "For being sick all night."
  • (Donald Crisp) "That boy will make a lawyer."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "I want my insect bottle."
  • (Angela Lansbury) "Shut up and stop being disgusting."

Donald Crisp as Mr. Herbert Brown

  • (Donald Crisp) "Who's this Pi? A new one?"
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "Oh, Father, you should see him, he's beautiful. He never puts a foot wrong."
  • (Donald Crisp) "Who?"
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "Mr. Ede's new horse. I'm in love with him."
  • (Donald Crisp) "You're a fickle woman. I've heard you say that about other horses."
  • (Donald Crisp) "What sort of savagery is this?"
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "Paint."
  • (Angela Lansbury) "Only in fun, Father. We thought it would look pretty."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "I don't like it."
  • (Donald Crisp) "The child doesn't like it. Wipe it off."
  • (Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins) "I don't mind it."

Arthur Shields as Mr. Hallam

  • (Arthur Shields) "So you're to win the gelding, are you Velvet?"
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "Oh, of course I'm to win."
  • (Arthur Shields) "There are ways of arranging it, aren't there? And your father's a clever man --"
  • (Elizabeth Taylor) "Oh, I didn't bother him, Mr. Hallam. I just arranged it with God."

Angela Lansbury as Edwina Brown

  • (Angela Lansbury) "I'm so angry I could shake you."
  • (Juanita Quigley) "I only wanted to explain about the polish --"
  • (Angela Lansbury) "-- so you told Miss Sims I was meeting a boy. It's a wonder you didn't tell her who and where."
  • (Juanita Quigley) "I didn't know where."

Anne Revere as Mrs. Brown

  • (Anne Revere) "What's the meaning of goodness if there isn't a little badness to overcome?"
  • (Anne Revere) "We're alike. I, too, believe that everyone should have a chance at a breathtaking piece of folly once in his life. I was twenty when they said a woman couldn't swim the Channel. You're twelve; you think a horse of yours can win the Grand National. Your dream has come early; but remember, Velvet, it will have to last you all the rest of your life."
  • (Anne Revere) "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."

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