They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • M
  • Drama

An allegorical, socially conscious response to the injustices of the Depression era, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? has managed to survive the late 1960s, unlike so many other films of that period, without appearing the least bit dated. Preparing the audience for the inevitable, the film begins with Robert Syverton (Sarrazin) standing trial for murder,...read more

(Movie Clip) Opening, Robert
Opening credit sequence provides a pivotal flashback for drifter Robert (Michael Sarrazin) as he stumbles into the dance marathon in Sydney Pollack's (more…)
(Movie Clip) Why California?
Bystander Robert (Michael Sarrazin) gets recruited by M-C Rocky (Gig Young) into the dance marathon and gets acquainted with partner Gloria (Jane Fond (more…)
(Movie Clip) Best Things in Life
Bonnie Bedelia (as pregnant contestant Ruby) performs a song for some extra cash as the dance marathon continues under the cruel hand of M-C Rocky (Gi (more…)
(Movie Clip) Get Off Your Feet
Backstage at the dance marathon with Rocky (Gig Young), Gloria (Jane Fonda), Ruby (Bonny Bedelia), James (Bruce Dern), Robert (Michael Sarazin) and Sa (more…)

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  • Review: An allegorical, socially conscious response to the injustices of the Depression era, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? has managed to survive the late 1960s, unlike so many other films of that period, without appearing the least bit dated. Preparing the audie… (more)

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