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Change of Habit (1969)

 -  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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Mother Joseph
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The Banker
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Rose
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Nefti Millet ...
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Laura Figueroa ...
Desiree
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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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nun | doctor | song | nurse | fight | See more »

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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

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21 January 1970 (USA)  »

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Asphalt Melodie  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Sister Michelle: [after she reveals herself to be a nun, Dr. Carpenter is shocked] Say something.
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Let Us Pray
Music by Ben Weisman
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
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Underrated Presley Performance
13 February 2002 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Although I am not a fan of the legendary Elvis Presley (in music or on screen), I must say that after seeing his 1969 film, "A Change of Habit," I realized his talent as an actor was very underrated. Of course, he was placed in his share of cheezy B-movie musicals, some so terrible that, to quote the King himself, they made him "physically ill." But this film lets Presley perform in a more relaxed atmosphere, without the restrictions of having to have a guitar at his side every second (though he does sing a bit in this film, but not so much that it ruins the drama). The same year, Presley was offered Jon Voight's role in the Academy Award winning "Midnight Cowboy." This film has led me to believe that Elvis may not have been bad at all in that role. --Bud Sturguess, Texas


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