Cinema: MacLaine Goes for Broke

What a Way to Go! is five or six big, splashy movies rolled into none. Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, a pair of permanently show-struck Broadway librettists, it sets out to satirize the very things it seems head over heels in love with: moom pitchers and the cult of "success—money—success." Shirley MacLaine plays a freckle-faced Ohio gamine whose pastel American Dream is marred by the Midas touch. She wants only "a simple life with one man to love." But the men she marries have a way of getting rich quick, leaving her in widow's weeds with Rolls-Royces, private airplanes,...

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