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Woman of Straw Details

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WOMAN OF STRAW, 1964, MGM Repertory, 122 min. Basil Dearden (LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN) directed this atmospheric thriller with Gina Lollobrigida as a nurse to tycoon Ralph Richardson. Sean Connery is the conniving nephew who seduces Lollobrigida. When Richardson is murdered and Lollobrigida framed, is it Connery’s doing? Or someone else? Johnny Sekka is the butler who may hold the key to the mystery.THE RUNNING MAN, 1963, Sony Repertory, 103 min. Director Carol Reed’s suspense film focuses on character (à la Patricia Highsmith) and refuses to resort to thriller cliches. Pilot Laurence Harvey, embittered at his insurance company, fakes his own death for a small fortune. In-love, Lee Remick follows her ''dead'' husband to Spain, hoping to start a new life. When insurance man Alan Bates shows up, is he really just on holiday? Reed zeroes in on the uncomfortable dynamic that evolves.

Cast

Gina Lollobrigida
as Maria
Sean Connery
as Anthony Richmond
Ralph Richardson
as Charles Richmond
Johnny Sekka
as Thomas
Laurence Hardy
as Baines
Danny D. Daniels
as Fenton
Edward Underdown
as First Executive
George Curzon
as Executive
Peter Madden
as Yacht Captain
Alexander Knox
as Lomer
Andre Morell
as Judge
Peggy Marshall
as Wardress
Georgina Cookson
Michael Goodliffe
as Penfield
Ronald Hatton
as Mate of Yacht
Douglas Wilmer
as Dr. Murray
George Zenios
as Boy at Island Hotel
Gilda Dahlberg
as Guests at Villa Salon
Douglas Wilmer
as Dr. Murray
Gilda Dahlberg
as Guests at Villa Salon
George Zenios
as Boy at Island Hotel
Ronald Hatton
as Mate of Yacht
Michael Goodliffe
as Penfield

Crew

Basil Dearden
Director
Michael Relph
Producer
Michael Relph
Screenwriter
Catherine Arley
Book Author
Stanley Mann
Screenwriter
Otto Heller
Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson
Composer (Music Score)
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hector Berlioz
Featured Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Featured Music
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Peter Murton
Art Director
Freda Pearson
Set Designer
Beatrice Dawson
Costume Designer
Paul Rabiger
Makeup
Basil Newall
Makeup
Pablo Ferro
Title Design
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