Woman of Straw (1964)

Director
Basil Dearden

Main cast
Gina Lollobrigida; Sean Connery; Ralph Richardson; Alexander Knox; Johnny Sekka

Genres
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Description
Connery's character Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond (Richardson) by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs (Lollobrigida), to marry him. After his uncle's demise Anthony becomes a murder suspect. Lollobrigida's character is the Woman of Straw of the title.


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