No Way to Treat a Lady
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New York detective Moe Brummell (George Segal) is assigned to track down a serial killer who has been preying on lonely middle-aged ladies. Each of the bodies is discovered with a lipstick kiss drawn on the forehead. We know (but Brummell doesn't) that the murderer is Christopher Gill (Rod Steiger), a round-the-bend actor whose hatred for his mother has driven him to his killing spree. Gill is fond of adopting a different personality and costume with each killing (a priest, a homosexual, a plumber etc.), making him doubly difficult to trace. When Brummell comments to the media that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Steiger is fine in tricky mystery directed by Jack Smight."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"First-class thriller with a deliciously twisty William Goldman script and a deliciously twisted murderer."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"A terrific mystery thriller that's both suspenseful and human. Segal is especially winning."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"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."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Amazing performance by Rod Steiger"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
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