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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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Sister Michelle
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Sister Irene
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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 ...
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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 more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Tyler Moore and Edward Asner would soon become co-stars of her self-named Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show. In Change of Habit, however, they shared no scenes together. 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

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

Soundtracks

Change of Habit
Music by Ben Weisman
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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A swinging doctor brings help to the ghetto.
29 November 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A hip, young Dr. John Carpenter (Elvis Presley) comes to a bad neighborhood slum to manage a clinic. He hires three nurses, unknowing that they are nuns in plain clothes. One of the nurses (Mary Tyler Moore), falls in love with the guitar playing doctor and has to make up her mind to stay with him or go back to the church. This is Presley's last scripted movie and probably never looked better. Four songs make up the soundtrack featuring the million seller "Rubberneckin'". Also in the cast are Jane Elliot, Barbara McNair, Robert Emhart and Ed Asner. Great for repeat viewing.


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