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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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Rene
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Lenny Kent ...
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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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2 July 1964 (UK)  »

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I Love Louisa  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,298,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Final film of Tom Conway. See more »

Goofs

Dick Van Dyke is heavily covered in mud as a result of Dean Martin's car, yet a moment later, it looked like he was lightly covered. 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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References The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Musical Extravaganza
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Gene Kelly, Shirley MacLaine and dancers.
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EPITOME OF LUSH BIG NAME MID 60'S COMEDY MOVIES
10 October 2000 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

"WHAT A WAY TO GO" is the epitome of the lush mid 60's style comedies. Great cast. Shirley MacLaine as Louisa, is a simple girl who longs for the simple life. Although her mother, played by the great Marx Brothers straight woman Margaret Dumont, pushes her to get with the money, Louisa marries for love. Once a little prosperity has touched hubby # 1, he works himself to an early grave. Poor Louisa goes through 3 more husbands who also are devoured by their various forms of greed leading to their demise(s). Finally with husband # 5 , Dean Martin as Leonard Crawley, she has found the simple life...or has she ? As Louella Parsons would have put it : Shirley was never lovelier than in this picture ! Edith Head clothes, and hair by Guilaroff, MacLaine looks wonderful wallowing in her chicest mourning weeds...Best Segment : Hubby #3 Bob Mitchum ........


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