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What a Way to Go! (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 1964 (UK)
A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.

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Louisa May Foster
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Rod Anderson, Jr.
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Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
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Pinky Benson
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Dr. Victor Stephanson (as Bob Cummings)
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Edgar Hopper
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Mrs. Foster
Lou Nova ...
Trentino
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Baroness
Maurice Marsac ...
Rene
Wally Vernon ...
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Jane Wald ...
Polly
Lenny Kent ...
Hollywood Lawyer
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Storyline

This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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2 July 1964 (UK)  »

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I Love Louisa  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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The matte painting used for the "Flaming Lips" premiere is the same used for "Royal Rascal" and "The Dancing Cavalier" premieres in Singin' in the Rain (1952). See more »

Goofs

Shirley MacLaine is clearly hit by one of the robotic paint brushes in the painting sequence with husband #2 Paul Newman. She is in the background walking after him amongst the animated brushes, but keeps the scene going after the contraption hits her in the head. It is kept in the finished film. See more »

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Rod Anderson, Jr.: What are you doing after the orgy?
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Opening Fox Fanfare is in the colour PINK. See more »

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References The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) See more »

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Spring Song
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Great movie
7 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They don't make them like this anymore, no flashy effects to help the film along.

Great script, great character work by everyone in the film. While the cavalcade of stars in this film is rather impressive that does not always translate into a great film.

This movie manages to make it all work though. Sets are designed to give the viewer more of a live theater type of appeal which helps to keep the storyline as the main focus.

This deserves to be on DVD and definitely would be worth the buy, Yet sadly is not available. If you get a chance to see this on TV or anywhere else, it's worth the watch


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