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Under My Skin (1950)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Sport, Thriller  |  17 March 1950 (USA)
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On the run from gamblers he double-crossed, expatriate jockey Danny Butler tries to justify his son's faith in him as a winner.

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After expatriate American jockey Danny Arnold double-crosses ruthless gambler Louis Bork, he flees Italy with his adoring son Joe, who isn't aware of his father's lies and corruption. While in France he begins a relationship with a beautiful French nightclub singer and buys a problematic racehorse that no one seems to be able to train. After Joe suggests that the horse has a future as a jumper, Danny converts him to the steeplechase and turns him into a consistent winner. When Bork shows up and tells him he must lose the big race or die, Danny must weigh his life against his son's faith that he has become a man of honor. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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John Garfield would go on to do another 'Ernest Hemingway' (v) adaptation that year, The Breaking Point (1950). See more »

Quotes

Paule Manet: Tell me, how does a man get to be a 100% heel?
Dan Butler: It's easy!
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Remade as My Old Man (1979) See more »

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Stranger in the Night
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
French lyrics by Tanis Chandler (uncredited)
Performed by Micheline Presle (uncredited)
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One of John's best
15 January 1999 | by (fla.) – See all my reviews

More proof that John Garfield was a vastly underrated actor,great story of jockey torn between easy money and the respect he risks from those who love him. It may shake your faith in racing industry but top notch cast makes it ring true.


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