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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Trivia

Jane Fonda was the odds-on favorite to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this film, so it came as a surprise when she lost to Maggie Smith for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). It was speculated that Fonda's arrest on Fort Hood military reservation as well as rumors of drug use and ... ...


Quotes

Rocky: The doctor's decision is: Lillian Kramer stays on in the marathon! The doctor's assured me Lillian just has a slight sinus headache.
Gloria Beatty: Headache. For all that quack knows she's... she's got a brain tumor.
Robert: No, I don't think so. Only I'm not exactly sure...


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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