What a Way to Go!

81
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Comedy Romance
  • Release year: 1964
  • Running time: 111 min
After attempting to donate $200 million to the Internal Revenue Service, Louisa (Shirley MacLaine) finds herself in the care of a psychiatrist, Dr. Stephanson (Bob Cummings). She relates the improbable story behind her strange gift. read more
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After attempting to donate $200 million to the Internal Revenue Service, Louisa (Shirley MacLaine) finds herself in the care of a psychiatrist, Dr. Stephanson (Bob Cummings). She relates the improbable story behind her strange gift. It includes a pair of penniless husbands (Dick Van Dyke, Paul Newman), who build large fortunes before suffering early -- and unusual -- deaths. To break the curse, Louisa weds a millionaire (Robert Mitchum), then a clown (Gene Kelly), without much improvement.

Original Release

05/12/1964

US Release

05/12/1964

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Cast

Shirley MacLaine Louisa May Foster
Paul Newman Larry Flint
Robert Mitchum Rod Anderson, Jr.
Dean Martin Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
Gene Kelly Pinky Benson
Dick Van Dyke Edgar Hopper
Robert Cummings Dr. Victor Stephanson (as Bob Cummings)
Teri Garr Dancer in Shipboard Number
Jane Wald Polly
Reginald Gardiner Painter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

J. Lee Thompson

Writers

Gwen Davis, Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Cast

Shirley MacLaine Louisa May Foster
Paul Newman Larry Flint
Robert Mitchum Rod Anderson, Jr.
Dean Martin Leonard 'Lennie' Crawley
Gene Kelly Pinky Benson
Dick Van Dyke Edgar Hopper
Robert Cummings Dr. Victor Stephanson (as Bob Cummings)
Teri Garr Dancer in Shipboard Number
Jane Wald Polly
Reginald Gardiner Painter
Margaret Dumont Mrs. Foster
Lou Nova Trentino
Fifi D'Orsay Baroness
Maurice Marsac Rene
Wally Vernon Agent
Lenny Kent Hollywood Lawyer
Leon Alton Awards Ceremony Guest
Dick Wilson Driscoll
Gari Hardy Girl
Arlene Harris Older Woman in Club Audience

Producers

Editors

Marjorie Fowler, Pat Shade

1965OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Nominated
1965OscarBest Costume Design, Color Nominated
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