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      No Way to Treat a Lady

      Released Mar 20, 1968 1h 48m Mystery & Thriller Comedy Drama List
      89% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 75% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Psychopathic serial killer Christopher Gill (Rod Steiger) is obsessed with his late mother, and he targets victims who remind him of her. He dons various disguises to gain his victims' trust and always leaves his calling card, a red lipstick mark, when he's done. Christopher begins deliberately tipping off detective Morris Brummel (George Segal) on the phone, drawing the detective -- who has issues with his own overbearing mother (Eileen Heckart) -- into a game of cat and mouse. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 21 Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom First-class thriller with a deliciously twisty William Goldman script and a deliciously twisted murderer. Rated: 4/5 Jun 19, 2003 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Steiger is fine in tricky mystery directed by Jack Smight. Rated: 4/5 Jul 25, 2007 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily A terrific mystery thriller that's both suspenseful and human. Segal is especially winning. Rated: 5/5 Oct 6, 2005 Full Review Lori Hoffman Atlantic City Weekly Amazing performance by Rod Steiger Rated: 4/5 Sep 29, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Nov 5, 2004 Full Review Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope Rated: 4/5 Dec 31, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The movie is an underrated classic of Hollywood. Makes for a fantastic late night watch. Its a skillful mix of murder thriller and romantic comedy. A rare feat! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of those movies that exudes star power. Steiger is incredible as a chameleon serial killer, assuming disguises, accents and more while being chased by an earnest Seagal and a luminous Remick. Definitely a product of its era, it still packs a punch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliance by Rod Stieger makes No Way To Treat a Lady a must see for fans of black and white suspense. Steiger plays his role to perfection but Even without his presence the film flows smoothly and captivates the viewer. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Sylvia Poppie: Is that one of your own wigs you're wearing? Christopher Gill: You don't look like Cleopatra, honey. Belle Poppie: Don't raise your voice! Sylvia Poppie: You homo. Christopher Gill: Doesn't mean you're a bad person. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Rod Steiger should have an Oscar for his multi-talented portrayl of a serial killer. This film sucks you in as a comedy then kills you as a murder drama. See it. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/NoWayToTreatALady-Poster.jpg/220px-NoWayToTreatALady-Poster.jpg[/img] SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeOQNKZ_SVw Rod Steiger stars as Christopher Gill, a serial killer who is fixated on his late mother, who had been an actress. Gill preys on older women who remind him of her. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRLZnJ468oO9S2XpncBgUZR6fiOq-PKArhPzqjAfJVQKeoZ48a5[/img] Rod Steiger is a gay hairdresser shown here gaining entrance to his victims appartment A Broadway theater director and costumer, he adopts various disguises, e.g. priest, policeman, plumber, hairdresser, etc., to put his victims at ease (and also avoid being identified) before strangling them and painting a pair of lips on their foreheads with garish red lipstick. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7jZhPoD0CeMyqzZOm4rLP3uQQjS7d1I-HU_YiNp39NcUfUp98[/img] Directed by Jack Smight Produced by Sol C. Siegel Written by John Gay William Goldman [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTIFfkouqrnc3iranyLVQbmkfxtk5Hx_lXIm4qF191InaQW5dI[/img] George Segal (Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf) as the detective who lives with his mother Starring Rod Steiger Lee Remick George Segal Eileen Heckart Music by Andrew Belling Stanley Myers Cinematography Jack Priestley Editing by Archie Marshek Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) March 20, 1968 Running time 108 minutes Country United States Language English Box office $3,100,000 [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOX3W_ALR8OfuIT38FVfJEsIKWqSibT0j7Cg02tIbzjc8yd7hT[/img] Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review s r Fun, psycho serial killer thriller. In my opinion it was Steiger's best performance. Lee Remick and Segal also shined. There were moments that were happy and others that were tragic and serious, but that is why it was such an interesting movie to have those two opposites playing off one another. I was sad that Steiger's story was not revealed more. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      No Way to Treat a Lady

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      Synopsis Psychopathic serial killer Christopher Gill (Rod Steiger) is obsessed with his late mother, and he targets victims who remind him of her. He dons various disguises to gain his victims' trust and always leaves his calling card, a red lipstick mark, when he's done. Christopher begins deliberately tipping off detective Morris Brummel (George Segal) on the phone, drawing the detective -- who has issues with his own overbearing mother (Eileen Heckart) -- into a game of cat and mouse.
      Director
      Jack Smight
      Screenwriter
      John Gay
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Sol C. Siegel Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 20, 1968, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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