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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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Cast

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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
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Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne ...
Sister Tia
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Father Desmaines
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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
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Joseph
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Storyline

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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Suddenly The Whole World Knew Her Secret! See more »

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Drama | War

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7 April 1960 (USA)  »

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Conspiração de corações  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Deserted City
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Music by Charles Williams
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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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