• Woman of Straw (1964)

Woman of Straw

Release Date: 1964

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Charles Richmond (Ralph Richardson), a ruthless millionaire on his deathbed, has decided to leave his entire fortune to charity. His nephew Tony (Sean Connery), who wants to get his hands on his uncle's millions, enlists a beautiful nurse named Maria (Gina Lollobrigida) to seduce and wed Charles, then inherit his wealth. Tony, who is to split the money with Maria after the old man dies, is dismayed when the young woman actually falls for Charles, and has second thoughts about the scheme.

Cast: Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson, Johnny Sekka, Alexander Knox, Laurence Hardy, Danny Daniels, Peter Madden

Director: Basil Dearden

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Suspenseful, Love, Melodramatic, Temptation, 1960s, Rivalry, Deception, Investigation, Revenge, England

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Awards

Nominated British Costume Design: Colour
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)