They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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

People are the ultimate spectacle.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1969-12-10
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 168 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Palomar Pictures International
  • Production Country: United States of America
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In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

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Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Camera Philip H. Lathrop Director of Photography
Directing Sydney Pollack Director
Writing James Poe Screenplay
Editing Fredric Steinkamp Editor
Costume & Make-Up Donfeld Costume Design
Production Irwin Winkler Producer
Production Robert Chartoff Producer
Writing Horace McCoy Novel
Sound Johnny Green Original Music Composer
Writing Robert E. Thompson Screenplay
Camera Art Say Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Carla Hadley Hairdresser