They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Sydney Pollack (director)
Horace McCoy (novel)
Robert E. Thompson, James Poe (screenwriters)
Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young (starring)

Los Angeles: ABC Pictures, Circa 1969. Final Shooting script for the 1969 film. Included with the script are four vintage studio stills from the film.

Based on the 1935 debut novel by Horace McCoy. One of the darkest films of the 1960s, bringing to the screen McCoy's classic, grim depiction of the dance marathons of Depression-era 1930s. An uncompromising and daring work, in our opinion the best film of Sydney Pollack's career. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for Gig Young.

Set in Hollywood.


Red titled wrappers, undated, with credit for director Sydney Pollack. Title page integral with front wrapper. 174 leaves, with last page of text numbered 173. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.


10 x 8 inches. Fine.

Photographs and screenplay housed together in a red cloth clamshell box.

Grant US. Spicer US.

[Book #160105]