Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 3, 1950

Under My Skin (20th Century-Fox) is based on the Ernest Hemingway short story, My Old Man, in which a son's affectionate reminiscence of his jockey-father subtly reveals the old man as a heel. With no subtlety at all, the movie uses the original's French and Italian backgrounds to give a thin illusion of novelty to a spavined horse-racing plot. There are also a few twists that owe less to Hemingway than to successful prizefight films from The Champ to Champion.

John Garfield is the skillful jockey whose well-earned reputation for riding a crooked mile...

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