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Change of Habit (1969)

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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(as William Graham)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sister Michelle
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Sister Irene
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Sister Barbara
Leora Dana ...
Mother Joseph
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Lt. Moretti
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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
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Miss Parker
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Storyline

Elvis in an uncommon dramatic role playing Dr John Carpenter, an inner city Doctor working in a free clinic. Mary Tyler Moore plays a nurse and a catholic Nun who is sent by the catholic action committee with two others dressed as nurses to help him. It about how they make a difference. Written by John Howard

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

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When the King of Rock Meets the Queen of Comedy, Romance Rules. [DVD tagline] See more »

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Crime | Drama | Music

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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Este es mi camino  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only film where Elvis Presley is in the church. See more »

Quotes

Sister Irene: I think our neighbours are Catholic.
Sister Michelle: Yes, it's too bad they're not Christian.
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Connections

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

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Have a Happy
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Written by Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Underrated Presley Performance
13 February 2002 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Although I am not a fan of the legendary Elvis Presley (in music or on screen), I must say that after seeing his 1969 film, "A Change of Habit," I realized his talent as an actor was very underrated. Of course, he was placed in his share of cheezy B-movie musicals, some so terrible that, to quote the King himself, they made him "physically ill." But this film lets Presley perform in a more relaxed atmosphere, without the restrictions of having to have a guitar at his side every second (though he does sing a bit in this film, but not so much that it ruins the drama). The same year, Presley was offered Jon Voight's role in the Academy Award winning "Midnight Cowboy." This film has led me to believe that Elvis may not have been bad at all in that role. --Bud Sturguess, Texas


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