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International Velvet (1978)

G  |   |  Drama, Family, Sport  |  1 September 1978 (Denmark)
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Velvet's orphaned niece, Sarah, follows her dream of Olympic glory with her horse Arizona Pie.



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This sequel to the 1944 Elizabeth Taylor film National Velvet focuses on Sarah Brown, a young, recently orphaned American girl sent to England to live with her aunt - a now grown Velvet Brown. The troubled Sarah is only interested in one thing; horses, and has clearly inherited her aunt's talent. She and her horse Arizona Pie (son of Velvet's Grand National winning stead The Pie) work their way up through the world of eventing, finally being selected for the British Olympic Squad, growing up and finding love along the way. Written by Liz L

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When the horses are being loaded onto and unloaded off the aircraft, the engine covers are clearly displayed. These are only used when an aircraft is parked overnight, or stored out of service. They would certainly be removed long before flight (the crew are shown going through pre-start checks), and not placed back over the engines immediately after landing (they were visible as the "passengers" were getting off the aircraft). See more »


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3 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is a very tender story about love, patience and gratitude. Has excellent and beautiful music, the best scenes and great actors. IT IS A FILM EVERY FAMILY SHOULD SEE

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