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No Way to Treat a Lady1968

No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)




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John Gay adapted William Goldman's novel for this black comedy about a New York police detective who is trying to catch a serial killer that preys on women. Rod Steiger has a field day as the murderer, a master of disguise (appearing as an Irish priest, a German plumber, a gay hairdresser, a woman) who delights in telephoning and tormenting the cop who's out to nab him.

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Rod Steiger
as Christopher Gill
Lee Remick
as Kate Palmer
George Segal
as Morris Brummel
Eileen Heckart
as Mrs. Brummel
Murray Hamilton
as Inspector Haines
Martine Bartlett
as Alma Mulloy
Barbara Baxley
as Belle Poppie
Irene Dailey
as Mrs. Fitts
Doris Roberts
as Sylvia Poppie
Ruth White
as Mrs. Himmel
Val Bisoglio
as Detective Monaghan
David Doyle
as Lt. Dawson
Joey Faye
as Superintendent
Tom Aheame
as Father O'Brien
Don Blair
as Reporter
P. Jay Sidney
as Medical Examiner
Tom Ahearne
as Father O'Brien
Richard Nicholls
as Man in Sardi's
R. Bernard
as Indignant Man
John Gerstad
as Dr. Shaffer
Bill Fort
as Staff Editor
Zvee Scooler
as Old Man
Eddie Philips
as News Vendor
John Dutra
as Man with Dog
Burr Smidt
as Detective Sergeant
Linda Canby
as Teenage Girl
James Dukas
as Police Artist
Don Koll
as Detective
J. Molinski
as Himself
Tony Major
as Officer
Glenn Kezer
as Officer
Al Nesor
as Customer
Sam Coppola
as Customer
Louis Basile
as Customer
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Critic Reviews for No Way to Treat a Lady

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

First-class thriller with a deliciously twisty William Goldman script and a deliciously twisted murderer.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
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Steiger is fine in tricky mystery directed by Jack Smight.

July 25, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

A terrific mystery thriller that's both suspenseful and human. Segal is especially winning.

October 6, 2005 | Rating: 5/5

Amazing performance by Rod Steiger

September 29, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

A thoroughly enjoyable film about a pitiless serial killer of middle-aged women, that is played for laughs at the expense of the women victims.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for No Way to Treat a Lady

This is a very strange movie, and not in a good way. Half of the time it's pretty good, though, and there are a couple of funny things that happen. The other half it's stupid and boring. This movie's just okay.

Aj V
Aj V

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