Conspiracy of Hearts (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)




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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.


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

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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

October 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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" ...

October 25, 2015 | Full Review…

A highly accomplished tearjerker from Britain, and worth seeing for its warmth of feeling - even though you are aware all along that you are being "worked on" by a team of professional sentimentalists.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the sort of film where in a crisis nuns roll their eyes skywards and slowly murmur, with clasped hands, things like : 'Sweet Jesus, have mercy.'

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

October 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

October 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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