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A total of nine Academy Award nominations went to this wildly acclaimed, allegorical drama set amongst the contestants in a marathon dance contest during the Great Depression. Gig Young stars as Rocky, the obnoxious emcee for a dance marathon that offers prize money of $1,500, a small fortune during hard economic times that brings out the worst in several participants. Among them are Gloria Beatty (Jane Fonda), a malcontent who's partnered with a drifter, Robert Syverton ([[Performer~P63202~Michael Sarrazin~michaelsarrazin]]); a pregnant farm girl ([[Performer~P4930~Bonnie Bedelia~bonniebedelia]]) and her husband ([[Performer~P18703~Bruce Dern~brucedern]]); a sailor (Red Buttons); and an aspiring actress ([[Performer~P78084~Susannah York~susannahyork]]). As the marathon winds into a staggering second month, suspicion, doubt and insecurity rages among the competitors and even the decaying and increasingly manipulative Rocky, leading to a shocking crime. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gig Young Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1969 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gig Young Best Supporting Actor 1969 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Poe Best Adapted Screenplay 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harry Horner Best Art Direction 1969 Nominee
New York Film Critics Circle Jane Fonda Best Actress 1969 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jane Fonda Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jane Fonda Best Actress 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Johnny Green Best Adapted Score 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sydney Pollack Best Director 1969 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Sydney Pollack Best Director 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sydney Pollack Best Director 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Red Buttons Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1969 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Susannah York Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Susannah York Best Supporting Actress 1969 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Susannah York Best Supporting Actress 1970 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert Woodbury Best Score 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frederic Steinkamp Best Editing 1969 Nominee

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Gloria
Michael Sarrazin
as Robert
Susannah York
as Alice
Gig Young
as Rocky
Red Buttons
as Sailor
Bonnie Bedelia
as Ruby
Bruce Dern
as James
Robert Fields
as Joel
Allyn Ann McLerie
as Shirl
Michael Conrad
as Rollo
Severn Darden
as Cecil
Jacquelyn Hyde
as Jackie
Felice Orlandi
as Mario
Art Metrano
as Max
Gail Billings
as Lillian
Maxine Greene
as Agnes
Mary Gregory
as Nurse
Paul Mantee
as Jiggs
Tim Herbert
as Doctor
Tom McFadden
Madge Kennedy
as Mrs. Layden
Bobby Hutcherson
as Band Leader
Marilyn Hassett
as Girl
Philo McCullough
as Audience Extra

Crew

Sydney Pollack
Director
Sydney Pollack
Producer
Robert Chartoff
Producer
Irwin Winkler
Producer
Sydney Pollack
Screenwriter
James Poe
Screenwriter
Horace McCoy
Book Author
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Johnny Green
Composer (Music Score)
Johnny Green
Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert Woodbury
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Woodbury
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frederic Steinkamp
Editor
Harry Horner
Production Designer
Edgar J. Scherick
Executive Producer
Frank McCoy
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