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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.


(as William Graham)


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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sister Michelle
Sister Irene
Sister Barbara
Leora Dana ...
Mother Joseph
Lt. Moretti
The Banker
Father Gibbons
Doro Merande ...
Bishop Finley
Nefti Millet ...
Julio Hernandez
Laura Figueroa ...
Lorena Kirk ...
Miss Parker


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 | nurse | catholic | song | See All (50) »


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


Crime | Drama | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

21 January 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Este es mi camino  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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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Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »


Written by Dory Jones, Bunny Warren
Performed by Elvis Presley
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One of Elvis's best
11 March 2002 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Yet another Elvis movie that shows how underrated his acting abilities are.

Change of Habit has a gripping story, at the heart of which lies a conflict that will speak to anyone who's ever had a conscience.

This is not a preachy movie, however, and it is not depressing, despite the subject matter. Adding humour works. Making this film heavy would cause it to be inaccessible to all but the hard core Big Depressing World Issues Movies fans.

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