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>
IT'S SO EASY TO SET FIRE TO "A WOMAN OF STRAW" (original ad - all caps)
Did You Know?
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
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?
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arranged by Muir Mathieson See more