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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
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Sister Gerta
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Major Spoletti
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Colonel Horsten
Peter Arne ...
Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne ...
Sister Tia
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Father Desmaines
Megs Jenkins ...
Sister Constance
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The Rabbi
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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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nun | jewish | children | convent | italy | See All (20) »

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Conspiração de corações  »

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Dalton Trumbo contributed to the script during his blacklist period. See more »

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The German convoy's route to Stalag 16 is in the opposite direction to the position of the camp indicated by long-shots of the Convent taken from inside the barbed-wire fence. See more »

Quotes

German Soldier: Mother of God: I've killed a nun!
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Featured in Film Profile: Betty Box and Ralph Thomas (1961) See more »

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The Invaders
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Music by Charles Williams
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Saw this on Sky today, brought back memories
26 May 2004 | by (Perthshire) – See all my reviews

My Mother took me to see this film at the Lowestoft Odeon around 1960 (I was 8) . Why I remember it is that the Cinema Manager told my Mother that the film was on its first screening in the UK even before London (dunno why) and there would be a surprise after the film. The surprise was the Actor Ronald Lewis who came on stage . Unfortunately some of the audience hissed him which put him off a little-he said 'Im one of the Good Guys' or words to that effect but then gave us an interesting talk about making the film. I didn't understand the movie at the time really but seeing it this afternoon was the first time since then. The film showed the Italian troops in a good, professional light when our Dads at the time told us that they had 'chased them all over North Africa'


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