Woman of Straw (1964)

Genres - Mystery, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Sep 30, 1964 (USA - Unknown), Sep 30, 1964 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Michael Betzold

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.



accusation, blackmail, charity, con/scam, control, corpse, death, deception, doctor/nurse, false-accusation, family, fortune [wealth], greed, handicap, house, inheritance, investigation, killing, love, manipulation, marriage, money, murder, nephew, police, recording, romance, scheme, seduction, servant, struggle, uncle, will [document], yacht, help