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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

insane man fixates on neighbor's wife

6/10
Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma
17 April 1999

A man becomes obsessed with his neighbor, a woman who reminds him of his mother. At first he is friendly, then becomes a bothersome pest, and finally murderous. Good performances; especially by Steiger, as the chilling neighbor.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

surprisingly good!!

6/10
Author: e_esben from Denmark
7 July 2006

I just bought this movie and four other movies for 15 $ or so. I just picked this movie up by random.

I watched it alone tonight, and got a good thrill. Rod Steiger really did a good job playing the "slimy" doctor. He really made me get angry with him.

The movie has a really good/dark atmosphere all the way through! Believable character reactions!

Watch it if you'd like to get a good thrill! And if you've seen all the classics already ;)

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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

Great Acting by Rod Steiger!

10/10
Author: whpratt1 from United States
5 October 2004

Have always been a great fan of Rod Steiger and one Summer day in 1968 in the theatrical district of NYC, I watched Rod having makeup put on his face and his hair combed while he was filming,"No Way to Treat A Lady". In this picture, Rod Steiger,(Myron), plays a semi-retired doctor who lives next door to a young couple who wanted to buy his old boyhood family homestead. Myron becomes very attracted to Linda Kozlowski,(Mary), Almost An Angel",'90, who looks just like his mother whom he adored and worshiped. Ron Lea, (John),"Summer With the Ghosts",'03, is Marys husband and is having a hard time adjusting to his new work position and notices that his wife is getting very upset with the neighbor Myron, who wants to be her physician for her expectant boy child. There is lots of suspense and you begin to see that someone in the picture wanted desperately to become an ONLY CHILD!

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Rosemary's Baby imitation...sort of

9/10
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States
26 November 2005

Because of the fact that Rod Steiger is in this film, it is quite scary.

He does an excellent job as a psychotic neighbor, who fixates on Linda Kozlowski, a newlywed who is pregnant.The story takes place in New England, and it seems the director could have taken advantage of this; used it as a sub-plot; maybe filmed in Salem, Massachusetts? At any rate, the story is believable; the idea of pre-partum psychosis is brought up; I couldn't help but be reminded of John Cassavetes in Rosemary's Baby. A classic performance.

For TV, this is not a bad movie; if you enjoyed the ""Seventh Sign"", with Demi Moore, or Roman Polanski's work, and have a free afternoon, the movie is worth watching.

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