1 hr. 51 min.
During World War II, Mother Superior Katharine (Lilli Palmer) oversees a picturesque Italian convent and makes it her duty to smuggle out the Jewish children from a nearby concentration camp. The nuns in her charge react in different ways: While sensitive novice Sister Mitya (Sylvia Syms) takes a special interest in the refugees, worldly Sister Gerta (Yvonne Mitchell) is reluctant to get involved at all. After the Nazis occupy the convent, their situation becomes dire.
Director: Ralph Thomas