What a Way to Go! (1964)

What a Way to Go! (1964)

Released: 1964
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Romance
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, ,
Run time: 111 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: USA
Views: 20895


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
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User Reviews: Shirley MacLaine has a field day as a multi-widowed rich girl who

falls in love with Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Paul Newman and

Robert Mitchum only to lose them. This 20th Century Fox romp is

hilariously over-the-top and in glorious technicolor. Shirley never

looked better in Edith Head’s sumptuous costumes. This

Italian-style multi-storied film is funny. As I recall, it didn’t do very

well at the box office. Shirley made a lot bad movies, but this

wasn’t one of them. I’m sure it’s been seen enough times to have

recouped its investment many times over. There’s a huge

musical number with Kelly and MacLaine dancing aboard a huge

naval ship recreated on a soundstage. There’s that hilarious

champagne glass bed with Mitchum and Shirley (looking so much

like Elizabeth Taylor in CLEOPATRA, you begin to wonder if it’s an

inside joke). And don’t forget Robert Cumming’s sly psychiatrist.

A terrific late-night movie romp.

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