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Under My Skin (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Sport, Thriller | 1 June 1950 (France)
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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.

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writers:

Ernest Hemingway (story), Casey Robinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Garfield ... Dan Butler
Micheline Presle ... Paule Manet (as Micheline Prelle)
Luther Adler ... Louis Bork
Orley Lindgren ... Joe Butler
Noel Drayton ... George Gardner
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Storyline

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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Told With the HEMINGWAY Wallop!

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Drama | Sport | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

1 June 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Destino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dean Stockwell was considered for the part of Joe Butler. See more »

Quotes

Dan Butler: You're a pretty cold dame!
Paule Manet: You bet I am!
Dan Butler: I enjoy cold dames!
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Connections

Remade as My Old Man (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the club after Paule tells Dan about Claude's death
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The champ
11 November 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A career which began in 1937 and which is still buoyant today in 2010! Micheline Presles was one of the greatest French actresses of all time whose longevity is rivaled only but that of Danielle Darrieux.(both actresses were featured in the delightful comedy "Le Jour Des Rois" in the nineties).

Although she was fluent in English, she was not as lucky in her American movies : her work with Fritz Lang was downright disappointing and this one (ridiculous French title :" La Belle De Paris" !!!)is hardly better. However John Garfied is one of my favorite American actors (not a star,a true artist)and it's him and his co-star who give this parboiled melodrama substance ;the screenplay looks like a cross between "the champ " (thirties version ) and "the set up ", a jockey instead of a boxer.

The races take place in Chantilly and in Auteuil ,two racecourses (racetracks) famous here in France .Jean Negulesco shows respect for the audience :French people speak French between them and Presles begins to teach her first language to the jockey's son.She also sings songs in French and in English:I do not know if she was dubbed.

Considering the two leads' talent,"under my skin" is watchable but not particularly memorable.


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