No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) was a Comedy - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Sol C. Siegel.
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)By Beatrice on Jan 29, 2020 From Flickers in Time
No Way to Treat a Lady Directed by Jack Smight Written by John Gay from a novel by William Goldman 1968/US IMDb link First viewing/Amazon Instant 1968 was certainly a year for serial and spree killer movies! ?This one straddles that fine line between thriller and comedy and mostly does it well due... Read full article
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Morris Brummel: Who?
Mrs. Brummel: Kate Palmer.
Morris Brummel: Nowhere.
Mrs. Brummel: Nowhere? That's a place, nowhere?
Morris Brummel: We're going to have dinner at her place.
Mrs. Brummel: You mean her own apartment?
Morris Brummel: That's right.
Mrs. Brummel: The two of you, alone?
Morris Brummel: Well, we were going to invite the strangler, but he couldn't make it.
Mrs. Brummel: Oh, sure, sure. Make fun. Ridicule.
Morris Brummel: You look... you look very pretty.
Kate Palmer: I took two hours getting ready for this.
Morris Brummel: It looks... it looks natural!
Kate Palmer: That's why it took two hours! Getting dolled up is easy. Looking natural takes time.
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.
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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.
The film was playing in Vallejo, California in April 1969, just after the Zodiac Killer murdered his first known victims, in Vallejo. Many criminologists believe that the Zodiac Killer was a movie buff or was influenced by motion pictures and gleaned quotes from movies for his taunting missives to the police, which began in August 1969, to the Vallejo Times-Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. Others believe that he was from Vallejo. That "No Way To Treat a Lady" was about a serial killer who enjoys taunting the policeman on his trail makes it an interesting footnote to the Zodiac Killer case.
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