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Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 7 April 1960 (USA)
Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Adrian Scott (story), Robert Presnell Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilli Palmer ... Mother Katharine
Sylvia Syms ... Sister Mitya
Yvonne Mitchell ... Sister Gerta
Ronald Lewis ... Major Spoletti
Albert Lieven ... Colonel Horsten
Peter Arne ... Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne ... Sister Tia
Michael Goodliffe ... Father Desmaines
Megs Jenkins ... Sister Constance
David Kossoff ... The Rabbi
Jenny Laird ... Sister Honoria
George Coulouris ... Petrelli
Phyllis Neilson-Terry Phyllis Neilson-Terry ... Sister Elisaveta
Rebecca Dignam Rebecca Dignam ... Anna
Joseph Cuby ... 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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Here is One of the Most Shocking Dramas Ever Dared-Rippng at Your Emotions Like No Other Motion Picture! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conspiração de corações See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Betty E. Box said that Rank did not want her to make the movie saying: "It's religion, it's nuns, it's wartime. Who wants to know?". They eventually allowed her to make it provided she made another installment of the popular "Doctor In The House" series too. 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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Connections

Featured in Film Profile: Betty Box and Ralph Thomas (1961) See more »

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Aftermath
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Music by Charles Williams
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Please! Please!! can you release this film on DVD or VCD
25 May 2006 | by inspire_wisdomSee 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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