Woman of Straw (DVD)
Sean Connery, Gina Lollobrigida and Ralph Richardson star in this 1960s British thriller based on the novel by Catherine Arley.
The original James Bond, Sean Connery, stars as Anthony Richmond, a money-hungry man enraged that his dying uncle, a ruthless tycoon, doesn't intend to include him in his will. Instead, Charles Richmond (Ralph Richardson) plans to donate his sizeable fortune to charity.
Not only did his uncle steal half of the family business, he also married Anthony's mother after his father committed suicide.
As Charles's condition deteriorates, a poor Italian nurse named Maria (Gina Lollobrigida) is hired to care for him. Maria hates the tycoon for the way he abuses his staff, but Anthony convinces her to stay.
Together they hatch a plan to entice Charles to marry Maria and bequeath his fortune to her.
Everything seems to be going to plan until Charles suddenly dies. Anthony finds himself the prime suspect in a murder trial
From Ealing Studios director, Basil Dearden (Dead of Night, The League of Gentlemen) and featuring stunning cinematography from Otto Heller (The Ladykillers, Alfie), this dark British melodrama will have audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end
Running Time: 117 minutes
Region: Region 2