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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
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Dr. Victor Stephanson (as Bob Cummings)
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Hollywood Lawyer
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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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Comedy | Romance

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2 July 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

I Love Louisa  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,298,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The set used as Luisa and Pinky Benson's Hollywood mansion was originally used as the home for the characters played by Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin's in the unfinished 1962 Twentieth Century-Fox film "Something's Got To Give", which was modeled on director George Cukor's private Hollywood home. 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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Crazy Credits

Opening Fox Fanfare is in the colour PINK. See more »

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References Superman (1941) 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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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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