Woman of Straw (1964)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Tyrannical, but ailing, tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle's fortune.

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  • Sean Connery in Woman of Straw (1964)
  • Sean Connery and Gina Lollobrigida in Woman of Straw (1964)
  • Sean Connery and Gina Lollobrigida in Woman of Straw (1964)
  • Sean Connery in Woman of Straw (1964)
  • Sean Connery in Woman of Straw (1964)
  • Sean Connery in Woman of Straw (1964)

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19 September 2006 | ragosaal
| A Decent British Thriller
I must say I have not seen much of director Basil Dearden's work, but this is a real good one. "Woman of Straw" is a classical thriller with a catching plot that turns out very interesting and enjoyable to watch. The film deals with ambition, treason, passion and murder.

Though a bit slow at the beginning, the movie grows in tension and intrigue as it runs. It has good music, perfect settings, visual impact in sequences through a sea cruise and good performances from Sir Ralph Richardson as the old and tyrannic billionaire Charles Richmond, Sean Connery (in his Bond days) as his ambitious nephew Anthony and Gina Lollobrigida as Miss Marcello (the old man's hired nurse) in what is probably her best non Italian role ever. Alexander Knox is there too, reliable as always, as a police inspector.

The already mentioned slow beginning and maybe a 10 minute excess in its running time don't really hurt the film which -in my opinion- is a very good one in its genre.

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