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Sydney Pollack, Albert Woodbury

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Edition 1997
129' - 1969 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Sydney Pollack, Albert Woodbury Composer: Johnny Green, Albert Woodbury With: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern, Allyn Ann McLerie
One of the best dramas about the Great Depression. The film concerns a marathon dance in the '30s, where, in order to win a cash prize, contestants are forced to keep dancing until they're exhausted. The dance is a metaphor for the great Depression - some can survive the gruelling ordeal, some cannot. Over the course of the film, a number of subplots are revealed, following the intertwining lives of these small-town citizens, most notably of Jane Fonda, a self-destructive young girl. Gig Young won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the dance contest master of ceremonies.

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Credits

Director

Sydney Pollack, Albert Woodbury

Composer

Johnny Green, Albert Woodbury

With

Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern, Allyn Ann McLerie

Scenario

James Poe, Robert E. Thompson

Director of Photography

Frank McCoy

Editor

Frederic Steinkamp, Franz Steininger

Producer

Robert Chartoff, Sydney Pollack, Irwin Winkler

Production studios

Palomar

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Horrace McCoy)

Year

1969

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