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They Shoot Horses Don't They
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They Shoot Horses Don't They 1970

From Amazon: In the dark years of the 1930s, dance marathons became popular as a way for desperate people to compete for prize money. Sometimes the events would drag on for weeks as contestants pushed themselves far beyond the point of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion, the dancers shambling around the floor in a half-dead stupor. People would then pay to sit in the bleachers, watch the event, and cheer on their favorites. They Shoot Horses is taken from hard-boiled pulp writer Horace McCoy's novel of the same name; Jane Fonda plays a bitter young woman paired up with Michael Sarrazin for the ordeal. Gig Young portrays the unctuous MC of...

Directed By:
Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
Written By:
No image existsJames Poe
No image existsJane Fonda
No image existsMichael Sarrazin
No image existsSusannah York
No image existsGig Young
No image existsRed Buttons
No image existsBonnie Bedelia
Bruce DernBruce Dern
No image existsAllyn Ann McLerie
Al LewisAl Lewis
No image existsMichael Conrad
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They Shoot Horses Don't They Movie Review by Derringer (2/18/2009)

Set in California during The Great Depression of the 1930's - THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? is an exceptional film - A real powerhouse of acting dynamics and electrifying drama.

Come one. Come all.

Come see it all.

See - All the wretchedness, all the utter hopelessness of an era of impoverishment like none other in...

(complete They Shoot Horses Don't They review by Derringer)

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