Conspiracy of Hearts

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If you want to know what the ultimately synthetic box-office film would look like, then try this weepie. It contains calculated doses of the three magic ingredients guaranteed to gladden all nice old ladies: nuns, animals and children. In fact, it's got Catholic nuns saving Jewish children from naughty Germans. The film conforms to Lawrence's definition of sentimentality as 'working out on yourself feelings you haven't really got'.

Release details

Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ralph Thomas
Screenwriter: Robert Presnell Jr
Cast: Lilli Palmer
Sylvia Syms
Yvonne Mitchell
Ronald Lewis
Albert Lieven
Peter Arne
Nora Swinburne

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Doug

A well-made film that avoids the over-the-top sentimentality of movies that exploit the drama of the holocaust. Excellent acting by Palmer and company. Palmer, by the way, cared very much about this subject as she was from a Jewish family and had to flee the Nazis herself. This is a thoughtful and gripping drama about the risks of living by ethical standards. Its ending is a tribute to the hope for human nature; not the reality of war's brutality.

Doug

A well-made film that avoids the over-the-top sentimentality of movies that exploit the drama of the holocaust. Excellent acting by Palmer and company. Palmer, by the way, cared very much about this subject as she was from a Jewish family and had to flee the Nazis herself. This is a thoughtful and gripping drama about the risks of living by ethical standards. Its ending is a tribute to the hope for human nature; not the reality of war's brutality.