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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
Irene Dailey ...
Mrs. Fitts
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Sylvia Poppie
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Mrs. Himmel
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Detective Monaghan
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Lieutenant Dawson
Kim August ...
Sadie
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Storyline

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

The morning after the first murder, Steiger checks the newspapers for coverage. The back page of the New York Daily News reveals that the Philadelphia Phillies edged the New York Mets 6 to 5 and that the Kansas City Athletics shut out the New York Yankees 2 to 0. The edition of the paper Steiger is reading is therefore from Thursday, June 29, 1967. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene shows what appears to be a red-haired Rod Steiger dressed in priest clothing walking down the sidewalk but that is actually a double. The real Rod Steiger ascends the steps a couple of seconds too early for the progression of time to be credible. This effect compromised the continuity, but it was probably done intentionally so the hasten the scene. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Brummel: I am sick at my heart when my own son goes looking at dead women's naked bodies. I tell you Morris, it is no way to treat a lady.
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A Quiet Place
Music by Stanley Myers, Lyrics by Andrew Belling
Performed by Stanley Myers And His Orchestra, Arranged by Bill Traut
Sung by The American Breed
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7 December 1998 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

There have been many serial killer films over the years but this was one of the earliest and one of the best. It manages to be witty, suspenseful, funny and shocking in separate portions. Rod Steiger is very good in a role made for him but George Segal takes the acting honours because it's a much harder role and he does it so well. Lee Remick is fine also.

The best scene is the opening pre-credit sequence. It may look rather mundane at first but.....


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