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
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IT'S SO EASY TO SET FIRE TO "A WOMAN OF STRAW" (original ad - all caps)
Did You Know?
The novel which this film is based on was originally published in France under the title "La Femme de Paille" by Catherine Arley in 1953. See more
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
All our years of marriage she never once raised her voice at me, never tried to wheedle anything out of me. She was... remarkable.
You were a lucky man.
She died in great pain. A kind nature is no defense in sickness and death. So... what's the point of it?
Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond
Symphony No. 8
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Muir Mathieson See more