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The Flying Nun: :  -- The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
7 September 1967 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fanciful, fun, and 'uplifting' adventures of an airborne sister See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Sally Field ... Sister Bertrille / ... (82 episodes, 1967-1970)
Marge Redmond ... Sister Jacqueline (80 episodes, 1967-1970)
Madeleine Sherwood ... Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... (75 episodes, 1967-1970)
Alejandro Rey ... Carlos Ramirez / ... (73 episodes, 1967-1970)

Shelley Morrison ... Sister Sixto (57 episodes, 1967-1970)
Linda Dangcil ... Sister Ana (39 episodes, 1967-1970)
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Series Directed by
Jerrold Bernstein (21 episodes, 1967-1970)
Jerome Courtland (10 episodes, 1968-1970)
E.W. Swackhamer (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
Murray Golden (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Erman (4 episodes, 1968)
Harry Falk (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard Kinon (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Lou Antonio (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ezra Stone (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Oscar Rudolph (3 episodes, 1969)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stan Schwimmer (2 episodes, 1968)
Jon C. Andersen (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marc Daniels (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Tere Rios (82 episodes, 1967-1970)
Bernard Slade (82 episodes, 1967-1970)
Michael Morris (14 episodes, 1968-1970)
Harry Ackerman (11 episodes, 1967-1970)
Max Wylie (11 episodes, 1967-1970)
John McGreevey (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Richard De Roy (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Leo Rifkin (5 episodes, 1969)
Dorothy Cooper (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
Searle Kramer (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
Stanley Adams (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Milt Rosen (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
George F. Slavin (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lee Erwin (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur Julian (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
John L. Greene (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Arnold Horwitt (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Frank Crow (3 episodes, 1969)
James S. Henerson (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Austin Kalish (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Irma Kalish (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gene Thompson (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ed Jurist (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roy Kammerman (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Sam Locke (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Burt Styler (2 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Produced by
Harry Ackerman .... executive producer (82 episodes, 1967-1970)
William Sackheim .... producer (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stan Schwimmer .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jon Epstein .... producer (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ed Jurist .... producer (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jerome Courtland .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Original Music by
Warren Barker (39 episodes, 1967-1970)
Harry Geller (20 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dominic Frontiere (8 episodes, 1967)

Gerald Fried (unknown episodes)
Hugo Montenegro (unknown episodes)
Will Schaefer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Batcheller (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Emil Oster (13 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Film Editing by
Howard Kunin (14 episodes, 1967-1970)
 
Series Casting by
Geoffrey Fischer (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (40 episodes, 1967-1970)

James Hulsey (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Louis Diage (39 episodes, 1967-1970)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (40 episodes, 1967-1970)
Mel Berns Jr. .... key makeup artist (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Production Management
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor / post-production executive (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Swope .... assistant director (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1967)
Jon C. Andersen .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ted Stroben .... special effects (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Stunts
Kim Kahana .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jenny Soule .... stunt double: Sally Field (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Morris .... crane operator (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Randall Robinson .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Will Schaefer .... conductor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Michael Morris .... story consultant (10 episodes, 1968-1970)
 

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Runtime:
Argentina:30 min | USA:30 min (82 episodes)
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Trivia:
The occasional role of sister Bertrille's physician sister Janet was played by Elinor Donahue.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the opening credits when Sister Bertrille is being dragged along by a fog a wire can be seen holding her up.See more »
Quotes:
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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Fanciful, fun, and 'uplifting' adventures of an airborne sister, 4 May 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

I grew up with this really cute series from the late 1960's, starring one of my favourite actresses, Sally Field. Back when I was a teenager, every girl's actress heroines were Sally Field, Patty Duke (The Patty Duke Show), and Hayley Mills (The Parent Trap and many other movies).

The series portrays the adventures of an airborne nun, Sister Bertrille, at the hilltop Convent San Tanco in Porto Rico. The fresh faced young sister is able to fly due to the combination of her light 90 pound weight, the elaborate, stiffly starched bird wing-like cornette of her habit, and catching whatever breeze chances to be blowing. She's a bubbly, free spirited young novice, whose unusual methods often bring her into conflict with the convent's more traditional & stern Reverend Mother. Other convent sisters also appear in the show, including her sidekick, Sister Jacqueline. The well intended Sister Bertrille endeavours to use her aviation skills to help people in trouble, but more often than not, instead gets HERSELF into trouble. She frequently runs into the charming casino playboy, Carlos Ramirez, disrupting his romantic activities with beautiful women. In fact, quite often Sister Bertrille requires Ramirez, who is the owner of a local disco and also a patron of the convent, to come to her rescue.

Sister Bertrille's adventures are many and varied. She has been mistaken for an enemy aircraft, had a pelican fall in love with her, inadvertently landed in the middle of a mobster's meeting, and ascended to the clouds to bring snow for a Norwegian nun's white Christmas. Occasionally she crash lands into a tree or whatever, but simply picks herself up and carries on.

True, nuns can't really fly so some complain that this program involves too unbelievable a premise. To them I would respond that the ideas behind other popular comedies of the 1960's aren't exactly realistic either, for example...Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, and Hogan's Heroes, to name but a few.

Sally Field is cast in the whimsical role of Sister Bertrille and makes this series fly in more ways than one. This versatile and talented star of Gidget later went on to a brilliant movie career with Oscar winning dramatic roles in Norma Rae & Places of the Heart, also starring in countless others including one of my favourite romantic comedies, Murphy's Romance. Yes, we do indeed really like her, and any success achieved by this series is undoubtedly due to Sally Field's legendary charm and appeal.

This show is simply pure whimsical and heartwarming fun. Pity there aren't more mindless but wholesome TV programs like it these days.

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