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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
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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
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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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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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The Invaders
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Please! Please!! can you release this film on DVD or VCD
25 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Please can this beautiful film regarding Christian suffering and the understanding of standing for principles of truth be re-released on DVD. Even though I am not a Catholic Christian, but of another part of the family of Christ, I attended a Catholic school and I just feel this a really beautiful film.May God Bless all those Christians that risked their lives to save Jews and the weak in Nazi Occupied Europe. I feel these kind of films must be shown to an ignorant generation of people that have forgotten the horrors of World War 2. The wish of those that gave their lives in World War 2 for freedom and peace is that "We don't forget".Even if we look at the World now there is still genocide still taking place against vulnerable people just because they are different or speak different.


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