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What a Way To Go DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40699559
UPC: 024543130949
UPC 14: 00024543130949
Category Keywords: 1960s  Action  Black Comedy  Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
See more in Educational/How-To
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.
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/10/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1964
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2223094
Video UPC UPC: 00024543130949
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  16:9

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dean Martin
Video Cast Info Dick Van Dyke
Video Cast Info Gene Kelly
Video Cast Info Paul Newman
Video Cast Info Robert Cummings
Video Cast Info Robert Mitchum
Video Cast Info Shirley MacLaine
Video Cast Info Arthur Jacobs - Producer
Video Cast Info Gwen Davis - Writer
Video Cast Info J. Lee Thompson - Director
Video Cast Info Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Marjorie Fowler - Editor
Video Cast Info Nelson Riddle - Musical Score


Oscar (1965)
   Video Award Name Jack Martin Smith, Ted Haworth, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
   Video Award Name Edith Head, Moss Mabry, Nominee, Best Costume Design, Color

British Academy Awards (1965)
   Video Award Name Shirley MacLaine, Nominee, Best Foreign Actress

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Maclaine,Shirley
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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