Movie Review: They Shoot Horses Don’t They (1970)

Sickly Americana of Depression Era ___ 8/10

They Shoot Horses Don't TheyGloria Beatty: Maybe it’s just the whole world is like central casting. They got it all rigged before you ever show up.

Funny the movies one doesn’t see when they’re primetime, and perhaps when you’re primetime. Why I never made a point of watching They Shoot Horses Don’t They I don’t know. But in 1969 I was in my Randian era and I suspected this one did not have a happy ending—Ayn Rand was a stickler for happy endings… notwithstanding the fate of Kira in her novel, We the Living. Anyway, I placed it in the Netflix queue and watched it the other night. Continue reading