6.4/10
221
3 user 12 critic

Nasty Habits (1977)

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Geraldine Page, Shelley Winters, Kim Stanley
Mr. Sycamore (1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jason Robards is a man who decides he'd rather be a tree.

Director: Pancho Kohner
Stars: Jason Robards, Sandy Dennis, Jean Simmons
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Mia Farrow
The Maids (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A film version of Genet's play. Two maids, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out, take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her.

Director: Christopher Miles
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant
The Execution (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Loretta Swit, Rip Torn, Jessica Walter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman lures emotionally crippled men into affairs, then helps them repair their lives.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Belle (Melina Mercouri) is a tempestuous gypsy girl who is after Sir Paul Deverill (Keith Michell). Her plan is to marry him and take him for every cent he has before moving on to other lovers.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell, Flora Robson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron
The Fox (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Keir Dullea, Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood
Gaily, Gaily (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

To escape sinful impulses, Ben Harvey, a callow youth, leaves his small town for Chicago in 1910. A pickpocket promptly relieves him of his money, and he nearly starves before Queen Lil ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Deals with the affection of a middle-aged man for a very young woman, resulting in a mutually parasitic relationship.

Director: Laszlo Papas
Stars: Maximilian Schell, Mick Jagger, Marina Vlady
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sister Alexandra
...
Sister Gertrude
...
Sister Walburga
...
Sister Winifred
...
Sister Mildred
...
Sister Geraldine
...
Sister Felicity
...
Sister Hildegard
...
P.R. Priest
...
Father Maximilian
...
Monsignor
Suzanne Stone ...
Bathildis
Peter Bromilow ...
Baudouin
...
Officer
Harry Ditson ...
Ambrose
Edit

Storyline

In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The outrageous comedy!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1977 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Abbess  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film of Dame Edith Evans. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

BRILLIANT!
31 March 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully dry parody of the Watergate scandal set in a Philadelphia Abbey. It's election time, and to insure her victory as head abbess, Glenda Jackson and her cohorts scheme a break-in of her competition's sewing box. Yes, sewing box, where the young nun's love letters from her illicit lover are stored. Oh, the scandal! The plot thickens as the events leading up to the scandal are revealed (wiretappings and bribery, what else?), and even the Vatican (re: congress) would like to wash their hands of these power-hungry renegades. The layers of comedy might throw some viewers off, as this kind of humor is very rare these days. It's simultaneously whimsical and wicked, and all of the performers handle it with the most delicate touch (despite the premise, this is not 'nuns on parade'!). And like the magnificent DICK (1999), younger audiences who have little or no knowledge of Watergate will be in a fog. But the cast alone insures great pleasure just to watch them at their best. Glenda Jackson is superb as a very mannered version of Richard Nixon, and the supporting cast (some of the best actresses of that generation) are likewise mannered equivalents of 'all the president's men'. Well, somewhat mannered. Geraldine Page seems like a chain-smoking George Raft, and Sandy Dennis is Bugs Bunny incarnate. They're brilliant performances, all!


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?