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What a Way to Go! (1964)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  12 May 1964 (USA)
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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
Reginald Gardiner ...
Painter
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Mrs. Foster
Lou Nova ...
Trentino
Fifi D'Orsay ...
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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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Release Date:

12 May 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Love Louisa  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Frank Sinatra was the first choice to play Rod Anderson. When Darryl F. Zanuck balked at his salary demand, Robert Mitchum agreed to play the role at no fee for tax purposes. See more »

Goofs

The position of Louisa's hands and her facial reactions as Larry's artist friend shoots at the balloons tied to her canvas. See more »

Quotes

Larry Flint: The Louvre - It's the garbage pail of the arts.
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Opening Fox Fanfare is in the colour PINK. See more »

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Spoofs Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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I Think that You and I Should Get Acquainted
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Gene Kelly
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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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