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Change of Habit
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Director:
Writers:
James Lee (screenplay) &
S.S. Schweitzer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 January 1970 (USA) See more »
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Could he change her life, could she forget her vows and follow her heart... See more »
Plot:
An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
It is a very good movie. See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Elvis Presley ... Dr. John Carpenter

Mary Tyler Moore ... Sister Michelle

Barbara McNair ... Sister Irene
Jane Elliot ... Sister Barbara
Leora Dana ... Mother Joseph

Edward Asner ... Lt. Moretti
Robert Emhardt ... The Banker

Regis Toomey ... Father Gibbons
Doro Merande ... Rose

Ruth McDevitt ... Lily

Richard Carlson ... Bishop Finley
Nefti Millet ... Julio Hernandez
Laura Figueroa ... Desiree
Lorena Kirk ... Amanda
Virginia Vincent ... Miss Parker
David Renard ... Colom
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Hawk

William Elliott ... Robbie (as Bill Elliott)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Mr. Hernandez (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Aniov ... 1st Young Man (uncredited)
Ray Ballard ... Ice Cream Clerk (uncredited)
Jim Beach ... Father Witkowski (uncredited)

Timothy Carey ... Ajax Market Manager (uncredited)
Rita Conde ... Woman in Market (uncredited)

Steve Conte ... Man in Scene 166 (uncredited)
Frank Corsentino ... 2nd Man (uncredited)
John Daheim ... 1st Underling (uncredited)
Robert De Anda ... Teammate (uncredited)
Tony De Costa ... Chino (uncredited)
Paul Factor ... 3rd Man (uncredited)
Linda Garay ... Expectant Mother (uncredited)
Stella Garcia ... Maria (uncredited)
Pepe Hern ... Man in Scene 93 (uncredited)

Darlene Love ... Backup Singer (uncredited)

A Martinez ... 2nd Young Man (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... 2nd Underling (uncredited)
Lilith Miles ... 1st Stiletto Deb (uncredited)
Lenny Montana ... Grocer (uncredited)
Araceli Rey ... Senora Gavilan (uncredited)
Ruben Rodriguez ... Church Drummer (uncredited)
Stanley Schneider ... Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Harry Swoger ... Fat Man (uncredited)
Alex Tinne ... Tony (uncredited)
Alex Val ... Tomas (uncredited)
Roberto Vargas ... Cuban Mainliner (uncredited)
Len Wayland ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Caitlin Wyles ... 2nd Stiletto Deb (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Graham  (as William Graham)
 
Writing credits
James Lee (screenplay) &
S.S. Schweitzer (screenplay) and
Eric Bercovici (screenplay)

John Furia (story) (as John Joseph) and
Richard Morris (story)

Produced by
Joe Connelly .... producer
Irving Paley .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg  (as William Goldenberg)
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Stewart 
 
Casting by
Bob Edmiston (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Frank Arrigo 
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Ruby R. Levitt  (as Ruby Levitt)
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
 
Costume Design by
Helen Colvig 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Clair Holgate .... hair stylist (uncredited)
James Lee McCoy .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Thomas Tuttle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit production manager (as Joseph Kenny)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director
Richard C. Bennett .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Walt Gilmore .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Jack Terry .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joe Alves .... assistant art director
William Nunley .... property master (uncredited)
Bill Smallback .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lyle Cain .... sound
Ronald Pierce .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Perry Devore .... boom operator (uncredited)
James V. Swartz .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wilbur Gossman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ollie Hansel .... grip (uncredited)
Edward Hobson .... gaffer (uncredited)
William John Ranaldi .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
May Booth .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Austin Felious .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Cubby O'Brien .... musician: drums (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Diana N. Loomis .... script supervisor
Walter Woodworth .... production coordinator
Robert W. Zaslow .... supervisor: rage reduction scene (as Dr. Robert W. Zaslow)
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie was a part of contract made between Elvis Presley and NBC in 1968 which included the "Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special" (1968) (TV) and this movie.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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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
It is a very good movie., 17 August 2002
Author: vdamien (vdamien@earthlink.net) from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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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