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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

  • Film

Time Out says

Pollack's adaptation of Horace McCoy's novel about the competitive dance marathons of the Depression years was enthusiastically received when first released, and had a string of Academy Award nominations, several of them for its performances. The acting is strident and overblown, the narrative technique gimmicky and obvious, and the implication that the competitors' situation is a microcosm of a wider-reaching American malaise (though safely distanced by the period and the flash-back-and-forth narrative technique) rather pretentious.

Release Details

  • Duration:129 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sydney Pollack
  • Screenwriter:James Poe, Robert E Thompson
  • Cast:
    • Gig Young
    • Red Buttons
    • Michael Sarrazin
    • Michael Conrad
    • Severn Darden
    • Jane Fonda
    • Allyn Ann McLerie
    • Susannah York
    • Bruce Dern
    • Bonnie Bedelia
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