Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

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Movie Info

In 1943, when a convent is taken over as a transit camp by Nazis in WWII, the Nazi lieutenant and his sadistic colonel discover that the nuns have been taking in orphaned Jewish children and helping them escape to safety. The Nazis order three of the nuns executed.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Sylvia Syms
as Sister Mitya
Peter Arne
as Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne
as Sister Tia
Lilli Palmer
as Mother Katharine
Michael Goodliffe
as Father Desmaines
Yvonne Mitchell
as Sister Gerta
George Coulouris
as Petrelli
Megs Jenkins
as Sister Constance
Ronald Lewis
as Major Vittorio Spoletti
Jenny Laird
as Sister Honoria
Albert Lieven
as Col. Horsten
Joseph Cuby
as Joseph
Phyllis Neilson-Terry
as Sister Elisaveta
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Critic Reviews for Conspiracy of Hearts

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

If you want to know what the ultimately synthetic box-office film would look like, then try this weepie.

Full Review… | October 25, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

The pathos of little children caught in the agony of war is always a solid staple of sentiment on the screen. It has been well and touchingly presented in any number of films. And it is offered again with deep compassion in "Conspiracy of Hearts" ...

Full Review… | October 25, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

Among the cast, the kids are the scene-stealers, and it is to Syms' credit that she is able to hold her own with them on several occasions.

Full Review… | October 25, 2015
TV Guide

A sincere and involving celebration of the human heart that manages to sell its moving story without relying on mere sentimentality.

Full Review… | October 25, 2015
Film4

Thoughtful casting lends the film resonance, and it's far better than its potentially mawkish plot combination of children and nuns would suggest.

Full Review… | October 25, 2015
Radio Times

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