15 certificateThey Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a Film programme that first aired in 1969 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 4 star programme

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

Directed by
Sydney Pollack

Drama based on Horace McCoy's novel exploring the desperation of couples competing in one of Hollywood's dance marathons in the Depression years. Everyone's reason for participating is simple - three meals a day and a chance to win the 1,500 dollar prize. The marathon becomes a microcosm of life with its myriad subplots and characters' lives intertwining.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1969

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jane FondaJane Fonda...Gloria
Michael Sarrazin...Robert
Susannah York...Alice
Gig Young...Rocky
Red Buttons...Sailor
Bonnie Bedelia...Ruby
Michael Conrad...Rollo
Image for Bruce DernBruce Dern...James
Al Lewis...Turkey
Robert Fields...Joel
Severn Darden...Cecil
Allyn Ann McLerie...Shirl
Madge Kennedy...Mrs. Laydon
Jacquelyn Hyde...Jackie
Felice Orlandi...Mario