Starring: Joey Faye, Zvee Scooler, Michael Dunn, Kim August, Vincent Sardi, James Dukas, Tony Major, Doris Roberts, David F. Doyle, John Gerstad, Patricia Ripley, Irene Dailey, Louis Basile, Lee Remick, Sam Coppola, Don Koll, Bob O'Connell, Val Bisoglio, Burr Smidt, Al Nesor, Barbara Baxley, Ruth White, Glenn Kezer, Martine Bartlett, Rod Steiger, Eileen Heckart, Tom Aheame, P. Jay Sidney, Murray Hamilton, George Segal
Director: Jack Smight
DVD, Not Rated, 108 minutes, Paramount Home Entertainment
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 he's up against a criminal genius, he finds himself the reluctant recipient of Gill's anonymous phone calls, wherein the killer plants cryptic clues leading to his next crime. It may not be readily apparent from the previous sentence, but No Way to Treat a Lady is a comedy-albeit a jet-black one. Moe Brummell is hampered with an archetypal Jewish mamma (Eileen Heckart), who in her own way is as deadly as the elusive Christopher Gill. Lee Remick plays Brummell's girl friend, who, as the only person who might be able to identify Gill, is placed in harm's way at the film's climax. A curious by-product of No Way to Treat a Lady is the fact that Rod Steiger was cast in the lead in the 1976 biopic W.C. Fields and Me on the basis of the third-rate Fields imitation he offers to George Segal during one of his taunting phone calls. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide.
cc Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 tvs, English subtitles, Dolby Digital English Mono French Mono.
cc Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 tvs English subtitles Dolby Digital English Mono French Mono.
|Run Time (in minutes):||108 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|
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