Woman of Straw (1964)

Woman of Straw (1964), directed by Basil Dearden.

Suave, confident Sean Connery is dissatisfied as secretary to his wealthy uncle, the tyrannical and racist Ralph Richardson. His cunning plan: bring in sexy Italian nurse Gina Lollobrigida, cautiously arrange for the old man to marry her. When he dies she gets the money and Connery a commission. Nothing can go wrong with that, right?

It's an old-fashioned murder/romance thriller, more of a low simmer than a full boil. The good points:

On the down side: it's a dull screenplay and could have played faster than its 1h57m running time. It picks up in the final act.

Available on Blu-ray from Kino.