They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M/PG  |   |  Drama


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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.


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  • Susannah York and Gig Young in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Jane Fonda and Sydney Pollack in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Sydney Pollack in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

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Trivia

Screenwriter James Poe planned to make his directing debut with this film, seeing it as a low-budget movie without stars. He had planned to use Shirley Knight as Gloria, Lionel Stander as Rocky, Allen Jenkins as Sailor and his own wife Barbara Steele in another role. The deal fell through, the film became much ... ...


Quotes

Rocky: That's what were all interested in, isn't it? The show?
Robert: No, it's a contest. Isn't that what it's supposed to be? Isn't that what you advertised? A contest?
Rocky: Not for them. For you maybe, but not for them. Do you think they're laying out two bits a ...


Goofs

Robert tells Gloria about a film he saw starring Anita Louise and Richard Cromwell in which Anita Louise's character has a brain tumor. However, Louise and Cromwell only made two films together, Most Precious Thing in Life and The Villain Still Pursued Her. The depression-era dance marathon, which is the subject of the film, presumably takes place in 1932. Earlier in the movie, we hear Mrs. Layton tell Robert and Gloria that they are her favorite couple because they are number 67, the same year that she was born (1867). Shortly thereafter, Gloria tells Robert that she's figured out Mrs. Layton is 65-years-old. Sixty-five years after 1867 is 1932, which is prior to either of the Louise/Cromwell films.

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