National Velvet (1944)NATIONAL VELVET (Clarence Brown, 1945)

National Velvet isn’t a movie about a girl and a horse, it’s about the sincerity of friendship as a young woman courageously breaks gender norms to work extremely hard for what she wants (and succeeds) and the young man who puts his own baggage aside to help her make it happen. Side note: one of my favorite films viewed on repeat as a child.

In honor of Mickey Rooney (1920 – 2014)

Post by Caryn Coleman, @caryn_coleman