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Woman of Straw (1964)





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In this British melodrama based on a French novel by Catherine Arley, Sean Connery plays Anthony Richmond, a money-hungry young man enraged that his rich, dying uncle doesn't plan to include him in his will. Instead, Charles Richmond (Ralph Richardson) plans to give his fortune to charity. Anthony recruits a young nurse, Maria (Gina Lollobrigida), for a nefarious scheme. Her job is to care for the old man and get him to marry her and change the will so she gets his fortune. Then she will give Anthony a three-million-dollar share. Maria does her job well, but she comes to actually love Charles. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

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Sean Connery
as Anthony Richmond
Ralph Richardson
as Charles Richmond
Edward Underdown
as First Executive
George Curzon
as Executive
A.J. Brown
as Third Executive
Peter Madden
as Yacht Captain
Robert Bruce
as John the Chauffeur
Ronald Hatton
as Mate of Yacht
Douglas Wilmer
as Dr. Murray
George Zenios
as Boy at Island Hotel
Gilda Dahlberg
as Guests at Villa Salon
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Audience Reviews for Woman of Straw

Gina Lollobrigida is a woman torn between greed and compassion in this mildly compelling 'thriller' from British director Basil Deardon. If you can withstand the slow start the payoff at the end is... well... modest.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Somewhat overwrought sudser is aided by gorgeous location filming and a superior cast. Ralph Richardson is wonderful as the old codger, Gina full of fire and Sean Connery suave and silky in an atypical role. Not great cinema but fun in a melodramatic way.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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