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No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

 -  Comedy | Thriller  -  20 March 1968 (USA)
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Christopher Gill
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Kate Palmer
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Morris Brummel
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Mrs. Brummel
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Inspector Haines
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Mr. Kupperman
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Alma Mulloy
Barbara Baxley ...
Belle Poppie
Irene Dailey ...
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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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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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Así no se trata a una dama  »

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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 »

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Mrs. Brummel praises Moe's brother as the best lung surgeon in Manhattan, the Bronx, and "the Queens." Although the "the" is correct for the Bronx (officially the Borough of the Bronx and named for the Bronck family), no "the" is used when referring to Queens, i.e., the Borough of Queens. See more »

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Mrs. Brummel: So where you going to take her?
Morris Brummel: Who?
Mrs. Brummel: Kate Palmer.
Morris Brummel: Nowhere.
Mrs. Brummel: Nowhere? That's a place, nowhere?
Morris Brummel: We're going to have dinner at her place.
Mrs. Brummel: You mean her own apartment?
Morris Brummel: That's right.
Mrs. Brummel: The two of you, alone?
Morris Brummel: Well, we were going to invite the strangler, but he couldn't make it.
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References The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966) See more »

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A QUIET PLACE
Lyric by Andrew Belling
Music by Stanley Myers
Arranged by Bill Traut
Sung by The American Breed
Courtesy of ACTA Records
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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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