They Shoot Horses Don't They?

They Shoot Horses Don't They?

DVD - 2004
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In the midst of the Depression, an entire generation sought out the dance marathon as a means of survival. Gig Young won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as the contest promoter.

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PHILLIP GARY SMITH
Sep 18, 2016

My rating to view this movie comes from Gig Young's character "Rocky" shouting "Yowza, Yowza, Yowza!"

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Persnickety77
Sep 05, 2015

One of the bleakest movies ever. I love it.

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Ellington4
Mar 06, 2014

Masterful

Masterful! Brilliant acting and brilliant directing. The movie envelops you into the atmosphere of the excruciatingly painful dance marathons of the Great Depression, and brings you close to the desperate young men and women who are willing to endure this pain in order to possibly win some money. This is one of the great movie experiences of all time.

laustcawz Sep 19, 2012

SPOILER ALERT!!

There's a lot about this movie that I adore. The problem (& it's a big one, though I don't know if it's the same in the novel) is that a man goes to prison for murder because a woman couldn't bring herself to commit suicide. She asks him to pull the trigger instead. I get that it's supposed to be powerful drama, &, otherwise, it really is, but that's just too damn misandric. They should've had him escape.

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