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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
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121 min.
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United States United States
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Drama | 1930s. The Great Depression. Dancing
Synopsis
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 the event, bringing equal parts compassion and sleaze to his role.
Awards
1969: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Gig Young). 9 Nominations
1969: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actress (Gig Young). 6 Nominations
1970: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Susannah York). 6 Nominations
1970: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
1969: NBR - National Board of Review: Best Movie
1969: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Fonda). 2 Nominations
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
1969
Sydney Pollack
7.3
(6,569)
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