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March 18, 2020

Episode 459: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

Guest Co-Hosts: Emily Intravia, Scott Frank

Yowza, yowza, yowza... Our examination of 1969 continues with the first American film we've discussed this year, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Directed by Sydney Pollack and based on a novel by , the film stars Michael Sarrazin as Robert and Jane Fonda as Gloria, a pair who get thrown together in a marathon dance contest during the depression.

Scott Frank and Emily Intravia join Mike to discuss dance marathons, Red Buttons, and Arthur Fonzerelli.

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