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Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II.

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Mother Katharine
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Sister Mitya
Yvonne Mitchell ...
Sister Gerta
Ronald Lewis ...
Major Spoletti
Albert Lieven ...
Colonel Horsten
Peter Arne ...
Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne ...
Sister Tia
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Father Desmaines
Megs Jenkins ...
Sister Constance
David Kossoff ...
The Rabbi
Jenny Laird ...
Sister Honoria
George Coulouris ...
Petrelli
Phyllis Neilson-Terry ...
Sister Elisaveta
Rebecca Dignam ...
Anna
Joseph Cuby ...
Joseph
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In wartime Italy nuns in a convent regularly smuggle Jewish children out of a nearby internment camp. The Italian army officer in charge suspects what may be going on but deliberately turns a blind eye. When the Germans take over the camp security the nuns' activities become far more dangerous. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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7 April 1960 (USA)  »

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Conspiração de corações  »

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The credit 'Original Material' for the story is fronted by Dale Pitt as the actual author, Adrian Scott, was blacklisted as one of the original Hollywood Ten imprisoned for refusing to testify before the House Unamerican Activities Committee. See more »

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Throughout the scenes in which they appear, most of the nuns are wearing make-up. This would be most unlikely for nuns. See more »

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German Soldier: Mother of God: I've killed a nun!
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Angel's Lullaby
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A greatly underrated Movie
13 April 2006 | by (Berkshire United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1960 when I was 10 and was taken to see it with my mother on our weekly Monday night visit to the Cinema. I didn't go out of choice, It was just for me and my mother to get out of my Fathers way so he could get on with jobs about the house. I can't remember many films that I saw at that time but this was one of the few that stuck in my mind. I suppose it was that I could identify with the Children as they were about my age and that it was about the war. Those of us born in the 40's and 50's grew up with stories about the war. It was certainly a topic for discussion I'm our household as my Father had been a radio operator in the RAF from 1939 onwards.

I can remember being deeply moved and disturbed by it even at that young age especially at the climatic ending. Since then I have seen it on TV as it occasionally pops up on UK TV often in the afternoons. The last time it appeared about 18 months ago I took the opportunity to record it on Video. I watch it when I need to renew my faith in mankind as it proves that even in the darkest times, there are people who will risk all for others and their beliefs and that goodness eventually triumphs over evil.


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