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Change of Habit (1969)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  21 January 1970 (USA)
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An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sister Michelle
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Sister Irene
Jane Elliot ...
Sister Barbara
Leora Dana ...
Mother Joseph
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Lt. Moretti
Robert Emhardt ...
The Banker
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Father Gibbons
Doro Merande ...
Rose
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Lily
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Bishop Finley
Nefti Millet ...
Julio Hernandez
Laura Figueroa ...
Desiree
Lorena Kirk ...
Amanda
Virginia Vincent ...
Miss Parker
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Storyline

Only a few songs as Elvis plays it straight as Dr John Carpenter. Mary Tyler Moore stars opposite as an incognito nun with a mission to help Dr Elvis clean up the ghetto he lives in. Can the King compete against God for Mary's heart? He can if anyone can. Written by Paul Batey <pbatey@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>

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nun | doctor | song | nurse | fight | See All (52) »

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Could he change her life, could she forget her vows and follow her heart... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Music

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21 January 1970 (USA)  »

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Asphalt Melodie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the songs in this film, "Rubberneckin'," wasn't originally recorded for this film, but was recorded at Elvis's classic Memphis recording sessions in 1969 and is the B side to his million seller, "Don't Cry Daddy". See more »

Quotes

Sister Michelle: [after she reveals herself to be a nun, Dr. Carpenter is shocked] Say something.
Dr. John Carpenter: I'll be damned.
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Connections

Referenced in ALF: Consider Me Gone (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Have a Happy
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Written by Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Quite Realistic for that era
15 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In addition to a dynamite cast, the plot line for the 60's era movie were actually right on. That was a time when a lot of experimenting with no Habits, social issues, etc. were happening in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. Lots of confusion, lots of social awareness, plus schisms in the attitudes towards change. I saw much of what was in this movie in some inner cities, such as Houston, so it felt like a flash from the past. Sure, there's a bit of fluff and Hollywood, but you'd be amazed how very real it is. Over 35 years later, there's still controversy over the changes and upheaval of the 60's and 70's in the Church. Enjoy the movie, see it as a blast from the past, and know that many important issues were covered that are still addressed today.


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