What a Way to Go! Poster

Release Date: 1964

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Bob Cummings, Dick Van Dyke, Reginald Gardiner

Director: J. Thompson

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Madcap, Small town, Love, Marriage, Amusing, Witty, 1960s, Fall, Death, Husband


Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)