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The Flying Nun 

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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.
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1970   1969   1968   1967  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Sister Jacqueline 80 episodes, 1967-1970
 Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 77 episodes, 1967-1970
 Sister Sixto 56 episodes, 1967-1970
Linda Dangcil ...


The large headgear on 90-pound novice Sister Bertrille, of the convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico, enables her to fly in any stiff breeze. Her gift enables her to aid others, whether they wish it or not. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Release Date:

7 September 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La novicia voladora  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sally Field was first offered the role of Sister Bertrille, she refused it. The producers then offered the role to Ronne Troup, but Field had second thoughts and decided to go ahead and accept the role. See more »


In the opening credits when Sister Bertrille is being dragged along by a fog a wire can be seen holding her up. See more »


Sister Bertrille: Could you please help? I'll give you five percent of the profit!
Carlos Ramirez: Sister Bertrille... Five per cent of nothing is *still* nothing!!
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Referenced in My Name Is Earl: Made a Lady Think I Was God (2006) See more »

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This Show Was One Of My Life's Most Important Blessings!
14 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This show was about a NUN who because found she could fly given her unique habit, light weight and the correct atmosphereic conditions. Ok the main premise of the show is pure 1960's hokey but this show is so much more than just a story about a flying nun. This show reveals most clearly the real nature of humanity and, trying in the face of adversity. The Flying Nun because it was so elemental and, simplistic in its delivery was perfect for me, a very anti-social disabled kid needing to learn why love is always stronger than hate and, why trying even when you know you will fail is always better than doing nothing.

Sister Bertille's heart was always filled with good. She always remained upbeat when all the rest of the world was down. She always fought for those in need. Sister Bertille taught me to always find the good in people even when the bad was so much in evidence. Sister Bertille taught that hope was always present in the depths of despair and, wisdom was born in every pain. Sister Bertille taught that good was its own reward even if a world stands against you. Sister Bertille taught the power of a quiet conviction. Most of all Sister Bertille never lost her joy for life and, living.

The most important thing one must have in living is a joy for life and your one true mission in life is to keep your joy for living and, loving and, never ever let anyone steal it this is the real message of Sister Bertille in the Flying nun and, its a message of timeless importance. Be weak enough to love and, strong enough to cry hold tight to your joy in life and, you too might fly. Well thats wht I got from it. Only show that always makes me cry like a baby and, I am not given to such things easily.

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