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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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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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Crime | Drama | Music

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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

This was Elvis Presley's final film before his death on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. See more »

Quotes

Sister Michelle: [after she reveals herself to be a nun, Dr. Carpenter is shocked] Say something.
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Have a Happy
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Written by Dolores Fuller
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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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