International Velvet

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  • Family and kids
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A pretty equestrian fairytale, in which an orphaned American teenager (O'Neal) sets her sights on a Gold Medal for Great Britain in the 3-day event at some future South African Olympic Games. This gelatinous story, devised by producer/director Forbes, is so unashamedly sentimental, so resolutely devoid of authentic emotion or motivation, that one can only marvel at its lavish audacity. Do families still go to such tosh? Forbes presumably banked the film's appeal on middle-aged parents recalling Elizabeth Taylor winning the Grand National in National Velvet and hauling their children off to see this, its woeful - and very belated - sequel.

Release details

Duration: 132 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bryan Forbes
Screenwriter: Bryan Forbes
Cast: Tatum O'Neal
Christopher Plummer
Anthony Hopkins
Nanette Newman
Peter Barkworth
Dinsdale Landen
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t p

I saw this film aged 11 when it first came out. Its a wonderful film and after watching it again over the Christmas olidays it bought back fantastic childhood memories and reminded me how lovely it was to be a child. One of the best films of its time.

sue

Having watched this film when it came out in the 70's aged 11 I thought it was brilliant. A much needed up date to national velvet. I watched it again many years later in my 20's and still thought it was brilliant. I look forward to watching it again before my 30's are out!

sue

Having watched this film when it came out in the 70's aged 11 I thought it was brilliant. A much needed up date to national velvet. I watched it again many years later in my 20's and still thought it was brilliant. I look forward to watching it again before my 30's are out!