They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 09/30/17

KL Studio Classics

One of the best pictures to come out of Hollywood in the late 1960s, Sydney Pollack’s screen version of Horace McCoy’s hardboiled novel is a harrowing experience guaranteed to elicit extreme responses. Jane Fonda performs (!) at the top of an ensemble of stars suffering in a Depression-era circle of Hell — it’s an Annihilating Drama with a high polish. With Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Dern, Allyn Ann McLerie. . . and my review ends with an interesting bit of info about Barbara Steele. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.