National Velvet (TV series)
James McCallion as the ex-jockey Mi Taylor with the horse King (1960)
|Directed by||Rudolph E. Abel|
Anton M. Leader
|Theme music composer||Robert Armbruster|
|Composer(s)||Frank E. Anderson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||58|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Maxwell|
|Producer(s)||Rudolph E. Abel|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television|
|Original release||September 18, 1960– September 17, 1962|
|Preceded by||National Velvet (novel)|
National Velvet (film)
National Velvet stars Lori Martin as Velvet Brown, a girl who lives on a dairy farm with her parents, Martha (Ann Doran) and Herbert Brown (Arthur Space), an ex-jockey Mi Taylor, played by Scottish actor James McCallion (1918-1991), her brother, Donald (Joey Scott), and sister, Edwina (Carole Wells). Velvet owned a thoroughbred stallion named King which she hoped would one day run in the Grand National Steeplechase.
First aired at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday preceding The Tab Hunter Show and opposite CBS's The Ed Sullivan Show. National Velvet was switched for its second season to 8 p.m. Monday opposite CBS's sitcom Pete and Gladys, starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams, and the last half of ABC's Cheyenne western series starring Clint Walker.
- "National Velvet". TV.com. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
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