Woman of Straw

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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)... read more
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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.

Original Release

04/28/1964

Cast

Gina Lollobrigida Maria Marcello
Sean Connery Anthony 'Tony' Richmond
Ralph Richardson Charles Richmond
Alexander Knox Detective Inspector Lomer
Johnny Sekka Thomas
Peter Madden Yacht Captain
Danny Daniels Fenton
Laurence Hardy Baines
Michael Goodliffe Solicitor
André Morell Judge
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Basil Dearden

Writers

Michael Relph, Robert Muller, Catherine Arley, Stanley Mann

Cast

Gina Lollobrigida Maria Marcello
Sean Connery Anthony 'Tony' Richmond
Ralph Richardson Charles Richmond
Alexander Knox Detective Inspector Lomer
Johnny Sekka Thomas
Peter Madden Yacht Captain
Danny Daniels Fenton
Laurence Hardy Baines
Michael Goodliffe Solicitor
André Morell Judge
Douglas Wilmer Dr. Murray (scenes deleted)
Noel Howlett Assistant Solicitor

Producers

Editors

John D. Guthridge

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