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Woman of Straw (1964) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Basil Dearden and produced by Michael Relph.

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Charles Richmond: All our years of marriage she never once raised her voice at me, never tried to wheedle anything out of me. She was... remarkable.
Maria Marcello: You were a lucky man.
Charles Richmond: She died in great pain. A kind nature is no defense in sickness and death. So... what's the point of it?


Maria Marcello: He was telling me about your mother.
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond: How she liked his strength after my father's weakness? How she loved him, despite his wealth?
Maria Marcello: He was so sad when he talked about her dying.
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond: Did he tell you what he said the minute after she died?
Maria Marcello: No...
Anthony 'Tony' Richmond: He said, "You gave me everything, and took nothing. You were a very stupid woman." Let's not get sentimental, shall we?


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The white tuxedo Sean Connery wears in this film is the same one he would later wear in the pre-title sequence of Goldfinger. The jacket even had the initials "AR" sewn on the inside, which stand for his character's name Anthony Richmond.
The novel which this film is based on was originally published in France under the title "La Femme de Paille" by Catherine Arley in 1953.
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