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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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Cast

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Sister Barbara
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Mother Joseph
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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 ...
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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 | nurse | catholic | song | 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 | Romance

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G | See all certifications »

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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

Rumours tells that Elvis Presley and Jane Elliot had a little romance during filming. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rubberneckin'
(uncredited)
Written by Dory Jones, Bunny Warren
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A Nice Surprise from The King.
16 August 2002 | by 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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