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Release Date: December 10th, 1969

DVD Release Date: October 12th, 1999

PG|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky (Gig Young) enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress (Jane Fonda), a middle-aged sailor (Red Buttons), a delusional blonde (Susannah York) and a pregnant girl (Bonnie Bedelia). Days turn into weeks as the competition drags on and people either drop out or expire. Rocky, however, will do anything for publicity and initiates a series of grueling derbies.

Cast: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Dern, Michael Conrad

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Cinema Releasing Corporation

Keywords: 1930s, Underdog, Wife

Awards

Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Music (Score of a Musical Picture - Original or Adaptation)