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International Velvet (1978)

International Velvet (1978)

International Velvet





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Thirty-four years after the release of National Velvet, MGM came up with this attractively filmed sequel. Tatum O'Neal stars as the niece of Velvet Brown, Elizabeth Taylor's character from the first film (the Taylor role is played herein by Nanette Newman, the wife of director Bryan Forbes). Like her aunt, O'Neal is horse-happy, and hopes to become an Olympic equestrienne. There are a few tense moments when O'Neal fails to measure up to her aunt's overexacting standards, and when the girl evinces jealousy concerning auntie's live-in love Christopher Plummer. But with the help of crusty old trainer Anthony Hopkins, O'Neal proves herself every inch the horsewoman that Velvet had been so long ago.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Bryan Forbes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 1992
United Artists


Tatum O'Neal
as Sarah Brown
Anthony Hopkins
as Captain Johnson
Nanette Newman
as Velvet Brown
Dinsdale Landen
as Mr. Curtis
Jeffrey Byron
as Scott Saunders
Bryan Forbes
as Announcer
Norman Woolland
as Team Doctor
Norman Wooland
as Team doctor
Dennis Blanch
as Policeman
Susan Jameson
as TV Interviewer
James Smilie
as Commentator
David Tate
as Commentator
Ronald Chenery
as Air Crew Assistant
David Wilkinson
as Young Wilson
Marsha Fitzalan
as British Rider
Trevor Thomas
as Black Athlete
Jack Dearlove
as Official
Kenneth Benda
as Presentation Officia...
David Tate
as Commentator
David Wilkinson
as Young Wilson
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for International Velvet


A pretty equestrian fairytale so unashamedly sentimental that one can only marvel at its lavish audacity.

Beautifully filmed. The scenery and cinematography is excellent. Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Plummer give fine performances and Tatum O'neal was a lot better than I was expecting her to be. She gives a sincere performance. It is overlong, but rewarding.

James Higgins

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