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Change of Habit (1969)

G  |   |  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

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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Release Date:

21 January 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asphalt Melodie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Spent four weeks on the Variety Box Office Survey, peaking at #17. 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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Soundtracks

Rubberneckin'
(uncredited)
Written by Dory Jones, Bunny Warren
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Elvis - The Doctor
13 May 1999 | by (Aberdeen, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley made his last acting appearance in this film, playing a doctor opposite nun, Mary Tyler Moore. The story revolves around 3 nuns abandoning their habits, and adopting 'street clothes' to work as nurses in a ghetto practise run by Dr.John Carpenter (Elvis). There are some good scenes where Elvis is allowed to show some acting skills for which he was never really appreciated, mostly due to the woeful scripts he endured during his acting career. On the few occasions that he was given good material, his acting talents shone through. (Most notably in King Creole).

At this point in Elvis' career it is obvious that he was relishing completing his 10 year film contract as he had become completely disillusioned with the film industry and the bad material he had been given for the best part of 6 years.

The good moments in this film only emphasise the disappointment that Elvis' film career did not reach it's full potential, and we can only ponder what might have happened had he accepted roles in films such as Midnight Cowboy or A Star is Born with Barbra Streisand, both of which were offered to him.


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