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

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Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

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21 January 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Este es mi camino  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song Rubberneckin wasn't recorded for this film. It was recorded during Elvis` famed sessions at American Sound Studios and chosen for inclusion in the opening scene. 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 Nice Surprise from The King.
16 August 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

A sad lament among fans of Elvis Presley is that his handlers (read: Col. Tom Parker) thought so little of him and his talents that they put him in piles of cinematic dung such as "Paradise Hawaiian Style" and turned down movies like "A Star is Born". If you've spent your life watching "Girls Girls Girls" and "Kid Galahad" then seeing a "normal" Elvis sans jumpsuit or guitar or a bevy of bikini-clad babes may jar you.

However, "Change of Habit" is not one of his mindless musicals. It is instead an attempt at a "real" movie, and Elvis fares well. It is odd to see Mary Tyler Moore as his love interest, but it's odd to see her as anything but Laura Petrie to me anyway. A little better script, maybe a different actress as his foil, and "Change of Habit" would have been a better movie. But when you compare it to "Clambake" ....well.....that's not really fair is it?


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