125 mins PG They Shoot Horses, Don't They? | 1969 Drama, Adaptation Drama about competitive dance marathons during the Depression years of the 1930s. 125 mins PG Director: Sydney Pollack Writers: James Poe, Robert E Thompson, Horace McCoy Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York | See full cast & crew » Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations | full awards » Jump to Related Articles Photos Cast & Crew 24Awards Synopsis Cast Jane Fonda ... Gloria Beatty Actor Michael Sarrazin ... Robert Actor Susannah York ... Alice Actor Gig Young ... Rocky Actor Red Buttons ... Sailor Actor Bonnie Bedelia ... Ruby Actor Michael Conrad ... Rollo Actor Bruce Dern ... James Actor Al Lewis ... Turkey Actor Robert Fields ... Joel Actor Severn Darden ... Cecil Actor Allyn Ann McLerie ... Shirl Actor Full Cast & Crew Director Sydney Pollack Director Full Cast & Crew Writers James Poe Screenplay Robert E Thompson Screenplay Full Cast & Crew Company Donfeld Production Company Palomar Pictures Production Company Full Cast & Crew Synopsis Drama about competitive dance marathons during the Depression years of the 1930s.