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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 film which tells the story of several contestants in a Depression-era dance marathon. It stars Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Conrad and Bruce Dern.

The movie was adapted by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson from the novel by Horace McCoy. It was directed by Sydney Pollack.

It won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Gig Young), and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jane Fonda), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Susannah York), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation) and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

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