They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

 

Summary:
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is a 1969 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Horace McCoy. It focuses on a disparate group of characters desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon and the shrewd manager who urges them on to victory. It stars Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia, and Gig Young. Fonda, Young and York won awards for their performances.

Featured Articles:
Dance of the damned: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? | The Moviegoer Library of America
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) | TCM
Post-Sexual Jane: THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY? | Acidemic

Featured Reviews:
Depression Dance Craze in ‘Horses’: Marathon Dance in Film ‘Shoot Horses’ | Los Angeles Times
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Sydney Pollack, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff | Film Quarterly
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY? | New York Times
Do Hollywood movies come any bleaker than They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? | AV Club
Review: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Sydney Pollack | Film Quaterly
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? | Images
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? | Roger Ebert
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