Connery's character Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond (Richardson) by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs (Lollobrigida), to marry him. After his uncle's demise Anthony becomes a murder suspect. Lollobrigida's character is the Woman of Straw of the title.
|Sean Connery||Anthony Richmond|
|Ralph Richardson||Charles Richmond|
|Alexander Knox||Detective Inspector Lomer|
|Peter Madden||Yacht Captain|
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