National Velvet

Continuity mistake: When Velvet and her mother are sitting and talking in the attic, her mother pours some gold coins into Velvet's lap. Velvet is sitting back on her feet, but a few seconds later, she raises up on her knees to hug her mother. The coins should go spilling everywhere, but we never see or hear them.

Continuity mistake: At one point towards the end of the Grand National, the horses are seen running the wrong way around the track - clockwise, instead of counterclockwise.


Continuity mistake: When Velvet is standing with Mr. and Mr. Edes after they catch the Pie at the beginning, from one angle both her hands are on the bridle, but from the reverse angle, her left hand is on the Pie's muzzle.

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Trivia: After filming, the studio gave Elizabeth Taylor the horse that played The Pie, as a gift.

Mi Taylor: Some day you'll learn that greatness is only the seizing of opportunity - clutching with your bare hands 'til the knuckles show white.

Mrs. Brown: What's the meaning of goodness if there isn't a little badness to overcome?

Donald Brown: I was sick all night.
Malvolia "Mally" Brown: That's a lie, Donald. You weren't sick.
Donald Brown: I could've been sick if I wanted to.

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