They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky (Gig Young) enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress (Jane Fonda), a middle-aged sailor (Red Buttons), a delusional blonde (Susannah York) and a pregnant girl (Bonnie Bedelia). Days turn into weeks as the competition drags on and people either drop out or expire. Rocky, however, will do anything for publicity and initiates a series of grueling derbies.

Release details

Rated:
PG
Duration:
0 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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