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What a Way to Go! (1964) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

J. Lee Thompson

Writing Credits  

Gwen Davis ... (story)
 
Betty Comden ... (screenplay) and
Adolph Green ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Shirley MacLaine ... Louisa May Foster
Paul Newman ... Larry Flint
Robert Mitchum ... Rod Anderson, Jr.
Dean Martin ... Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
Gene Kelly ... Pinky Benson
Robert Cummings ... Dr. Victor Stephanson (as Bob Cummings)
Dick Van Dyke ... Edgar Hopper
Reginald Gardiner ... Painter
Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Foster
Lou Nova Lou Nova ... Trentino
Fifi D'Orsay ... Baroness
Maurice Marsac ... Rene
Wally Vernon ... Agent
Jane Wald ... Polly
Lenny Kent Lenny Kent ... Hollywood Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Leon Alton ... Awards Ceremony Guest (uncredited)
Army Archerd ... TV Announcer (uncredited)
Anton Arnold Anton Arnold ... Mr. Foster (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Publicity and Press Agent (uncredited)
Mark Bailey ... Private Airline Pilot (uncredited)
John Barton John Barton ... Farmer (uncredited)
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Freeman (uncredited)
Nesdon Booth Nesdon Booth ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Eugene Borden Eugene Borden ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lynn Borden ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Barbara Bouchet ... Girl on Plane (uncredited)
John Cliff ... Waiter (uncredited)
Christopher Connelly ... Ned (uncredited)
Tom Conway ... Lord Kensington (uncredited)
William Corcoran ... Leonard Crawley Jr. - Age 7 (uncredited)
Paul Cristo Paul Cristo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Carol Daniels Carol Daniels ... Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
Peter Duchin Peter Duchin ... Pianist at cocktail party (uncredited)
Douglass Dumbrille ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Anthony Eustrel ... Willard (uncredited)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Geraldine Crawley - Age 4 (uncredited)
Jeff Fithian Jeff Fithian ... Jonathan Crawley - Age 5 (uncredited)
Joe Fithian Joe Fithian ... Jonathan Crawley - Age 5 (uncredited)
Jacques Foti Jacques Foti ... Policeman (uncredited)
Milton Frome ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Teri Garr ... Dancer in Shipboard Number (uncredited)
Roy Goldman ... Diner Customer (uncredited)
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Minister (uncredited)
Sid Gould Sid Gould ... Movie Executive (uncredited)
Joe Gray ... Patron (uncredited)
Jack Greening Jack Greening ... Chester (uncredited)
Gari Hardy ... Girl (uncredited)
Arlene Harris ... Older Woman in Club Audience (uncredited)
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Marcel Hillaire ... French Lawyer (uncredited)
Paula Lane Paula Lane ... Movie Executive's Girl (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Lady Kensington (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari Ernesto Molinari ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Burt Mustin ... Crawleyville Lawyer (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore Patrick O'Moore ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Murray Pollack Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tony Regan Tony Regan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Cleo Ronson Cleo Ronson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Clark Ross Clark Ross ... Photographer (uncredited)
Myrna Ross Myrna Ross ... Party Girl at Rod Anderson's 'Orgy' (uncredited)
Jack Shea Jack Shea ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Justin Smith Justin Smith ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Dick Wilson ... Driscoll (uncredited)
Helene Winston Helene Winston ... Doris (uncredited)

Produced by 

Arthur P. Jacobs ... producer

Music by 

Nelson Riddle

Cinematography by 

Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Marjorie Fowler
Pat Shade ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by 

Ted Haworth
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by 

Stuart A. Reiss
Walter M. Scott

Makeup Department 

Margaret Donovan ... supervising hair stylist
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles creator: Miss MacLaine
Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Dick Smith ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

William Eckhardt ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Fred R. Simpson ... assistant director
John Flynn ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Les Warner ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

M. Duke Abrahams ... props (uncredited)
Don B. Greenwood ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Bernard Freericks ... sound
Elmer Raguse ... sound
Bill Wells ... recordist (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department 

Don Anderson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Red Crawford ... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Hall ... gaffer (uncredited)
Mark Kaufman ... still photographer (uncredited)
Leo McCreary ... grip (uncredited)
James Mitchell ... still photographer (uncredited)
Lloyd Phillips ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Edith Head ... gowns: Miss MacLaine
Moss Mabry ... wardrobe: men
Ed Wynigear ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department 

Arthur Morton ... orchestrator

Other crew 

Leon Charles ... dialogue coach
Richard Humphrey ... assistant: Mr. Kelly
Gene Kelly ... choreographer
John Franco ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Richard Humphrey ... choreographer (uncredited)
Billy Mahan ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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