Conspiracy of Hearts
Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 7, 1960
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David Parkinson
Time Out

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

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

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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" ...

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

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

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TV Guide

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.

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