Woman of Straw (1964)

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A pretty, Italian nurse is engaged to look after an invalid tycoon. Charles Richmond is feared by his servants and hated by his nephew, Anthony, whom he intends virtually to disinherit. Anthony suggests to Maria that with his help she could marry Richmond and repay him later out of the family fortune. Maria reluctantly agrees. The marriage takes place on a Mediterranean cruise and Anthony dupes her into believing that the new will has to be registered in England. Richmond dies at sea but is brought home as if only ill by Maria and Anthony. Anthony leaves immediately for London and Maria is the obvious suspect when Richmond is found to have been poisoned. Last minute evidence and a servant's confession expose the murderer.

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