They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Film, Drama

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

129 mins

Cast and crew

Sydney Pollack
James Poe, Robert E Thompson
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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