Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Lilli Palmer stars as a nun in a World War 2-era Italian convent. At the risk of her own life and those of her cloistered colleagues, Palmer hides a group of Jewish orphans from the Nazis. She then attempts to shepherd the kids to the safety of foster homes. Danger looms in the form of Nazi colonel Albert Lieven, who isn't quite as sympathetic as the nuns. Costar Sylvia Syms has some of the film's best scenes. There's little in Conspiracy of Hearts that we haven't seen before, but the actors manage to inject humor, warmth and pathos into the all-too-familiar proceedings.

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war, child, cross-cultural-relations, enemy, execution, foster-home, hidden, hideout, Judaism, nun, orphan, priest, refugee, convent, escape, Nazism, safety