Conspiracy of Hearts

70
  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 1960
  • Running time: 113 min
Set in an Italian convent during World War II, where the nuns house refugee children left orphaned by the Nazis. They are also helping Jewish children to escape over the nearby border. The Italian commander deliberately turns a blind eye to their... read more

Set in an Italian convent during World War II, where the nuns house refugee children left orphaned by the Nazis. They are also helping Jewish children to escape over the nearby border. The Italian commander deliberately turns a blind eye to their actions, as he sympathises both with the children and the nuns. All is well until a German officer arrives and discovers the escape plans. On his orders, the nuns are to be executed, but who will perform such a task?

Original Release

02/19/1960

Cast

Lilli Palmer Mother Katharine
Sylvia Syms Sister Mitya
Yvonne Mitchell Sister Gerta
Albert Lieven Colonel Horsten
Peter Arne Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne Sister Tia
Michael Goodliffe Father Desmaines
Ronald Lewis Major Spoletti
Megs Jenkins Sister Constance
David Kossoff The Rabbi
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ralph Thomas

Writers

Adrian Scott, Robert Presnell Jr., Dale Pitt

Cast

Lilli Palmer Mother Katharine
Sylvia Syms Sister Mitya
Yvonne Mitchell Sister Gerta
Albert Lieven Colonel Horsten
Peter Arne Lt. Schmidt
Nora Swinburne Sister Tia
Michael Goodliffe Father Desmaines
Ronald Lewis Major Spoletti
Megs Jenkins Sister Constance
David Kossoff The Rabbi
Jenny Laird Sister Honoria
George Coulouris Petrelli
Phyllis Neilson-Terry Sister Elisaveta
Rebecca Dignam Anna
Joseph Cuby Joseph
Maureen Pryor Sister Consuela
Robert Rietty Emilio Casella
Giulio Marchetti Italian Soldier
Enzo Fiermonte Italian Soldier

Producers

Earl St. John Executive Producer
Betty E. Box Producer

Editors

Alfred Roome

1961 Golden Globe Best Film Promoting International Understanding Nominated
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