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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 ... See full summary »

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Maria Marcello
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Anthony 'Tony' Richmond
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Charles Richmond
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Detective Inspector Lomer
Johnny Sekka ...
Thomas
Laurence Hardy ...
Baines
Peter Madden ...
Yacht Captain
Danny Daniels ...
Fenton
Noel Howlett ...
Assistant Solicitor
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Douglas Wilmer ...
Dr. Murray (scenes deleted)
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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. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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IT'S SO EASY TO SET FIRE TO "A WOMAN OF STRAW" (original ad - all caps)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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25 August 1964 (Japan)  »

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La mujer de paja  »

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The white tuxedo Sean Connery wears in this film is the same one he would later wear in the pre-title sequence of Goldfinger (1964). The jacket even had the initials "AR" sewn on the inside, which stand for his character's name Anthony Richmond. See more »

Goofs

At Majorca, a man offers himself to drive Maria to a nearby hotel. He drives his truck on the left, but in Spain he should have driven on the right. See more »

Quotes

Maria Marcello: He was telling me about your mother.
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond: How she liked his strength after my father's weakness? How she loved him, despite his wealth?
Maria Marcello: He was so sad when he talked about her dying.
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond: Did he tell you what he said the minute after she died?
Maria Marcello: No...
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond: He said, "You gave me everything, and took nothing. You were a very stupid woman." Let's not get sentimental, shall we?
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Version of Gôka kyakusen kurûzu satsujin annai (2001) See more »

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Fidelio
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Muir Mathieson
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Solid thriller well done
8 December 2001 | by (NYC,NY) – See all my reviews

So they don't make 'em like this anymore, really. Photography does wonders here. Players and story get thick into it. Gina L the very meaning of woooman...yummy thing. Story keeps you hanging on. Yes there is the Bondian flair to Sean but are we all prisoners of our being. Music, customes and editing round it out. Just a real treat from when movies were still movies not film de art or music videos.


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