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.