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No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 March 1968 (USA)
A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.

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Christopher Gill
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Kate Palmer
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Mrs. Brummel
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Inspector Haines
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Mr. Kupperman
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Alma Mulloy
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Belle Poppie
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Mrs. Fitts
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Sylvia Poppie
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Mrs. Himmel
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Detective Monaghan
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Sadie
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Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance as a result. Kate Palmer is a swinging, hip tour guide who witnesses the strangler leaving her dead neighbor's apartment and sets her sights on the detective. Moe's live-in mother wishes her son would be a successful Jewish doctor like his big brother. Written by alfiehitchie

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Trivia

One of Rod Steiger's impersonations is of comedian W.C. Fields. Steiger would portray Fields eight years later, in W.C. Fields and Me (1976). See more »

Goofs

When reading about his first crime, Gill picks up a copy of the New York Times. In subsequent shots, the paper has changed to the Daily News. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Brummel: You still don't have a diploma! Not to mention any grandchildren, which your brother Franklin has three already. Three grandchildren. What have I got from you but heartbreak?
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References Once a Thief (1965) See more »

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Kate's Place
Written by Stanley Myers
Performed by Stanley Myers And His Orchestra
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Uneasy mixture of crime drama and comedy
7 January 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This is an odd film. Rod Steiger plays a failed actor who tries to live up to the memory of his theatrical mother by 'performing' a series of stranglings in Manhattan. The murders, while hardly graphic, are nonetheless troubling to watch. Meanwhile, George Segal (the policeman in charge of the murder investigation) and Lee Remick are engaged in a frothy romance typical of 60s cinema. Taken as a whole, it's hard to say what this film is, or who it would appeal to. While a reasonable entertainment, it's uncertain balancing act between urban grit and uptown romance leaves one with a strange queasy feeling after the credits role.


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