What a Way To Go

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40699559
UPC 024543130949
UPC 14 00024543130949
Format DVD
Release Date 4/10/2007
Rating NR
Keywords
1960s
Action
Black Comedy
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A classic of 60's film decadence, WHAT A WAY TO GO stars Shirley MacLaine as Louisa, a widow four times over who is left with more money than she knows what to do with. When she signs an unsolicited, multimillion-dollar check over to the IRS, however, officials in high places begin to doubt her sanity, and send her to a psychiatrist. As her story unfolds in the doctor's office, her motivations become clear. A young Louisa, encouraged to marry for money, instead chose to marry for love. Sadly, after her new husband had a small taste of success, he pursued it endlessly, and ultimately greed lead him to an early demise. His three successors follow suit. In an attempt to avoid the same fate, Louisa now desires to rid herself of her wealth and return to her original simplicity. With an all-star cast including Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Dick Van Dyke, Gene Kelly, Robert Cummings, and Margaret Dumont, this over-the-top comedy is a study in excessive mise en scene, and MacLaine is resplendent in Edith Head costumes and brilliant Technicolor.
Directors
J. Lee Thompson
Actors
Paul Newman
Shirley MacLaine
Robert Mitchum
Cast & Crew
Arthur Jacobs - Producer
Dean Martin - Actor
Dick Van Dyke - Actor
Gene Kelly - Actor
Gwen Davis - Writer
J. Lee Thompson - Director
Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Marjorie Fowler - Editor
Nelson Riddle - Musical Score
Paul Newman - Actor
Robert Cummings - Actor
Robert Mitchum - Actor
Shirley MacLaine - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2223094
UPC 00024543130949
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  16:9
Awards
Oscar (1965) Jack Martin Smith, Ted Haworth, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color,Edith Head, Moss Mabry, Nominee, Best Costume Design, Color
British Academy Awards (1965) Shirley MacLaine, Nominee, Best Foreign Actress
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Maclaine,Shirley
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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