Woman of Straw

1964

Crime / Drama / Thriller

40
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 1,465

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André Morell as Judge
Gina Lollobrigida as Maria Marcello
Ralph Richardson as Charles Richmond
Sean Connery as Anthony 'Tony' Richmond
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122 min
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122 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DrHypersonic 9 / 10 / 10

A good psychological thriller with great locations

This film, one of the earliest starring Sean Connery, has strong and alluring power of its own. The visual settings are magnificent, and Gina Lollobrigida was never more seductive or beautiful than in this motion picture. Connery shows more depth than in many of his later films--one wonders what direction his career might have taken if he had not fallen into the clutches of "Cubby" Broccoli and the whole 007 thing. Sir Ralph is, well, Sir Ralph--imperious, petulant, old school upper class damn-the-servants Brit...This film plays strongly to anyone interested in the psychological stress a crime induces in the various participants, and this is one of the many factors that separate it from the run of the mill police procedural. Finally, it has an evocative and excellent musical score--and no wonder, since Rimsky-Korsakov's Cappricio Espanol features prominently as a mood-setter. Altogether, a good rainy afternoon movie!

Reviewed by sludgehound 7 / 10 / 10

Solid thriller well done

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.

Reviewed by ragosaal 7 / 10 / 10

A Decent British Thriller

I must say I have not seen much of director Basil Dearden's work, but this is a real good one. "Woman of Straw" is a classical thriller with a catching plot that turns out very interesting and enjoyable to watch. The film deals with ambition, treason, passion and murder. Though a bit slow at the beginning, the movie grows in tension and intrigue as it runs. It has good music, perfect settings, visual impact in sequences through a sea cruise and good performances from Sir Ralph Richardson as the old and tyrannic billionaire Charles Richmond, Sean Connery (in his Bond days) as his ambitious nephew Anthony and Gina Lollobrigida as Miss Marcello (the old man's hired nurse) in what is probably her best non Italian role ever. Alexander Knox is there too, reliable as always, as a police inspector. The already mentioned slow beginning and maybe a 10 minute excess in its running time don't really hurt the film which -in my opinion- is a very good one in its genre.

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