Change of Habit (1969) - Plot Summary Poster

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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 John Howard
  • 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>
  • Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara Bennett are three nuns on the verge of taking their final vows and just before they do, they are sent into a particularly rough neighborhood to see if they are ready to take that step. However, they must do so by pretending to be lay missionaries sent to work at an inner city clinic for a young doctor by the name of John Carpenter. The three nuns go about their duties without a hitch until Michelle begins to fall for John. Now Michelle must choose between her love for the young doctor or her life as a nun.

    - Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
  • Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara Bennett are three nuns who are volunteer nurses sent into a poor, racially mixed neighborhood. In order to "fit in" they arrive sans habits. The clinic is run by a young doctor by the name of John Carpenter. Each of the three woman find themselves confronted with a different personal issue of a secular nature. How will their change of habit affect each one's solution and will their change of habit be a permanent one? Supporting characters include the old parish pastor, the local money lender, an autistic child, and a couple of neighborhood snoops.

    - Written by BJ Crites (poetrymischief@yahoo.com)
  • An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.

    - Written by Paul Batey <pbatey@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>


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