Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Life at the Theater: NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY

This was a kind of macabre movie but it looks like it became a musical when we saw it six years ago at the Meadowbrook Theater in Rochester, MI. Not much point putting the Rod Steiger film on here. But here is a clip from a recent production. A serial killer, lots of compliant women, a ton of musical numbers. I have little memory of this one despite a good local cast.


Ed Gorman said...

Really liked the book thought the movie stunk. I was never a fan of Rod Steiger. He always started at over the top and worked up from there. That and all his Method antics made giving good performances impossible at least for me. I have a tough time envisioning the book as musical material.

neer said...


I don't know where to send you the link of FFB so I am sending it to yu here: your latest post. Please do include it in the list.

Review of Wills Croft's Sir John Macgill's Last Journey

Todd Mason said...

Good to see Neer again in FFB...I took in one or two of her reviews when subbing on collation duties.

The film, aside any question of Steiger's OTTness, seemed to mistake callousness for wit.

Kieran Shea said...

Theatrical serial killers...always makes me think of that creepy, cynical Fraser play -- "Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love"