The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sally Field ...  Sister Bertrille / ... 82 episodes, 1967-1970
Marge Redmond ...  Sister Jacqueline 81 episodes, 1967-1970
Madeleine Sherwood ...  Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 78 episodes, 1967-1970
Alejandro Rey ...  Carlos Ramirez / ... 75 episodes, 1967-1970
Shelley Morrison ...  Sister Sixto 55 episodes, 1967-1970
Linda Dangcil ...  Sister Ana 37 episodes, 1967-1970
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The large headgear on 90-pound novice Sister Bertrille, of the convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico, enables her to fly in any stiff breeze. Her gift enables her to aid others, whether they wish it or not. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy

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Sister Bertrille comes from a family of doctors. She is the only member of her family not to go into medicine. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits when Sister Bertrille is being dragged along by a dog, a wire can be seen holding her up. See more »

Quotes

Sister Bertrille: Could you please help? I'll give you five percent of the profit!
Carlos Ramirez: Sister Bertrille... Five per cent of nothing is *still* nothing!!
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Referenced in Nip/Tuck: Dawn Budge II (2007) See more »

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The squirreliest sister in South America!
14 January 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

A novice nun at Convent San Tanco has the Reverend Mother up in arms: it seems she is so light that the winds pick up her starched habit and away she goes! Fun TV-series, adapted from Tere Rios' book "The Fifteenth Pelican", has Sally Field basically reprising her "Gidget" character in nun regalia. Although she has said this show was embarrassing for her, Sally is very appealing teaching the local kids English and singing them their lessons (oh yes, she was a Singing Nun too!). Her rapport with the other sisters is warm and friendly, and each week the Reverend Mother learned to loosen up a bit. After the location-rich pilot episode, the series got a little bit stuck in a studio-bound rut, but the flying sequences are always handled with comic flair. A few dud episodes (such as the one where the Reverend Mother and Field's Sister Bertrille changed personalities) didn't dim the overall appeal of "The Flying Nun", which was mostly blessed with fresh writing and a fast pace.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flying Nun See more »

Filming Locations:

Elysian Park, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

(82 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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