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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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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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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Release Date:

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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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 »

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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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29 December 2009 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

This movie is dated in a lot of ways, and not so dated in others. The fact that it was made at the end of the 60's comes out not only in the topics, but the way the movie was made, using modern (for the time--but maybe outdated for movies now) sets, filming techniques, and even story lines. Still, we see here that Elvis was an outstanding actor. It was not hard to think he was anything other than the character he played in this movie. I also have to add that he looks extremely cool in this movie!

The part that really shines in this movie is the last 20 minutes. The complicated love between Elvis' and Mary Tyler Moore's characters is NOT outdated at all. This part of the movie is played out really well. On top of this, finding out the destinies of the other sisters will leave us as viewers with a lasting impression.


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