Woman of Straw

Woman of Straw

Woman of Straw is a 1964 crime thriller directed by Basil Dearden and starring Gina Lollobrigida and Sean Connery. It was written by Robert Muller and Stanley Mann, adapted from the 1954 novel La Femme de paille by Catherine Arley.


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

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    contentLocation England
    director Basil Dearden
    editor John D. Guthridge
    genre crime thriller
    keywords murder suspect old man
    musicBy Norman Percival
    producer Michael Relph
    productionCompany Relph-Dearden Productions
    publisher United Artists
    recordedAt Majorca Pinewood Studios