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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
Not known at the time, with the exception of concert features, this was Elvis' last screen appearance. Though many of his previous films were classified as "formula" pics, here he played a character other than a stock car racer, a farm boy or just another Pop Rock singer. Unlike most of his previous films, This film dealt with sensitive issues of the day such as ghetto life, mob intimidation, conflicts within the clergy and "an autistic child" a diagnosis unknown to most in 1969. See more »
Having worn the Habit, having gone through similar personal struggles and worked with inner city poverty and issues, I can attest to the accuracy of this movie. Also based on my own experiences, Elvis is also quite believable as the young inner city doctor trying to connect with his patients. It does accurately reflect the turbulence and changes of the 60s, besides being a fun movie. I identified with it, and feel that people who make fun of it don't really deeply understand the issues it's dealing with. I would especially recommend it to those who would like to understand that period better, plus the personal struggles of the inner city.
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