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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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Complete credited cast:
... Christopher Gill
... Kate Palmer
... Morris Brummel
... Mrs. Brummel
... Inspector Haines
... Mr. Kupperman
... Alma Mulloy
... Belle Poppie
... Mrs. Fitts
... Sylvia Poppie
... Mrs. Himmel
... Detective Monaghan
... 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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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 »

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Kupperman (played by Michael Dunn, a dwarf) repeatedly refers to himself as a "midget." Dwarfism and the physiological condition leading to foreshortened stature of people typically identified as midgets are two entirely different syndromes; anyone afflicted with one or the other certainly knows the difference. See more »

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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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Alpert Memorial
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Performed by Stanley Myers And His Orchestra
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Odd but effective
3 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Rod Steiger plays a psycho who likes to strangle women to death. George Segal plays a Jewish cop after him. Lovely, young Lee Remick plays Segal's love interest. Unfortunately Steiger is interested in her too.

Very odd movie. The dialogue is crisp, sharp and handled expertly by the cast. It just sounds different--I mean this in a good way. Steiger chews the scenery again & again & again & AGAIN as the killer. Segal is just fine, but he (understandably) pales next to Steiger. Remick is astonishingly beautiful and having a whale of a time in her role. Also Eileen Heckart is a scream as Segal's very Jewish mother. The sequence between her and Remick is a definite highlight.

All in all, a strange, but enjoyable, mix of suspense, humor and romance. Not for everybody but worth a look.

Only debit--more than a few homophobic comments are thrown about as jokes. But then this was made in 1968.


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