The Hessen Conspiracy

Synopsis: 1945 - Castle Kronberg, outside Frankfurt, is turned into a 'country club' for victorious American officers. The cynical Colonel Jack Durant and the dazzling beautiful Lieutenant Kathleen Nash uncover the crown jewels of Germany - more diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls than are gathered in any one place outside the Tower of London. Nash and Durant manage to get the gems to New York, where they must deal with gangsters to fence the loot. To make matters worse for the two renegade officers, Princess Sophie discovers the theft of her jewels and complains to American army headquarters. It now turns out that her brother fought for the Allies and is about to marry the future Queen of England. With double-crossing gangland figures trying to control the gems and the army closing in on them, will Kathy Nash and Jack Durant stay true to one other and their plan? Or will one sell the other out?
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Director(s): Paul Breuls
Production: STARZ MEDIA LLC.
113 min

Look at that poor sap.

How the hell did a smart guy like me

wind up throwing diamonds

into the Hudson River?

Truth to tell, I've no idea.

It just sort of turned out this way.

The ring is worth more than

you'll see in a lifetime, Mike,

but you knew that, didn't you?

I guess we were nuts to think

we could get this past you.

If it hadn't been for the girl...

the girl...

be honest, Mikey...

you wanted her, too.

Wouldn't you have tried

this on for size, for her?

Maybe not you, Mike.

You were so squeaky clean.

Hell, we all started out squeaky clean,

didn't we?

Truth to tell.

We were the good guys and we won,

and you know what they say, Mike,

winner takes all.

Highness, we must go.

Quickly, Helmuth,

so I need not speak with them.

- Welcome to Kronberg, sir.

- Thank you, Sergeant.

How was your trip, sir?

Well, the coldest winter

I spent is the summer in Germany.

Where are we headed?

- The C.O.'s office, right this way, sir.

- Thanks.

- Private!

- Yes, sir!

Good trip, sir?



I want all of this sh*t squared away by 1900!

And what about those tennis courts?

We're going to need rackets and fresh balls.

None of this crap!

Like my car will play tennis with it?


That regulation footwear, Lieutenant?

As a matter of fact, it isn't, sir.

Is that what the colonel would prefer?

I don't know.

Let me think about that.

At ease, Sergeant.

Need an ything, Ma'am?

Dismissed, Sergeant.

All right, let's dispense with the formalities.

I'm Jack Durant.

So you're the top dog that runs

this country club.

I can give you a lifetime membership

if you like.



Got a first name?

Lieutenant Nash?


Where are you from, Kathy?

So, you got a job Kathy?

Around here, I mean.

I'm a glorified cruise director.

I keep the boys happy.

Who keeps you happy?

Is that your own line.

I've heard better from the Germans.

The Germans lost.

Does that smile mean an ything?

Or is it just something that

you put on in the morning like a tie?

Take it easy. I'm not the enemy.


Didn't answer my question.

Generals only need apply.

Are you lost, Colonel?

Could be.

Who's that?

The former owner, Princess Sophie of Hess.

Royal family of Germany.

She pulled out when you came in.

Tough times for the Royal Family.

Still doesn't look like she'll starve.

Not in this lifetime.

Officers' quarters on the third floor.

Get 'em while they're hot.


That was the first time I saw her.

Should of been the last.

It wasn't bad living at the castle.

Every other night

we had our own senior prom.

I kept an eye on Lieutenant Nash.

And she kept an eye on me.

A little medicine, Charlie.

I feel a chill coming on.

Right you are, sir.

It will be a pleasure to have you.

Gee, thanks.

Now that is what I call a united front.

Have we met?

- Michael Savern. Just got here.

- Hiya, Jack Durant.

Welcome to our little home away from home.

Pretty fair home.

I bet half the guys in this room

were CPA's in Delaware.

They probably think they're dreaming.

Or having a nightmare.

They're gonna be shipped out

to invade Japan.

What's your story?

Definitely dreaming.

I'm just a grunt

with the Judge Advocate Corps.

A lawyer? No kidding.

What for?

Pushing legal paper

for the war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg.

Sounds cheery.

She'll break your heart, Major.

If only.

Happy hunting.

- May I?

- Absolutely.

Friend of yours?

Only one here.

You could do better.

Ooh, I'm trying.

Excuse me.


Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1923. Wow!

What's going on?

I believe Sergeant Tarlton has found

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Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer (born December 24, 1945) is an American writer and director, known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for directing the films Time After Time, two of the Star Trek feature film series, and the 1983 television movie The Day After. Meyer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), where he adapted his own novel into a screenplay. He has also been nominated for a Satellite Award, three Emmy Awards, and has won four Saturn Awards. He appeared as himself during the 2017 On Cinema spinoff series The Trial, during which he testified about Star Trek and San Francisco. more…

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