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The Flying Nun 

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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.
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3   2   1  
1970   1969   1968   1967  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Sally Field ...  Sister Bertrille / ... 82 episodes, 1967-1970
Marge Redmond ...  Sister Jacqueline 80 episodes, 1967-1970
Madeleine Sherwood ...  Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 77 episodes, 1967-1970
Alejandro Rey ...  Carlos Ramirez / ... 75 episodes, 1967-1970
Shelley Morrison ...  Sister Sixto 56 episodes, 1967-1970
Linda Dangcil Linda Dangcil ...  Sister Ana 39 episodes, 1967-1970
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La novicia voladora See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

(82 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 fog a wire can be seen holding her up. See more »

Quotes

Sister Bertrille: [Sister Bertrille is pulled aboard Carlos' yacht] I come from the United States.
Carlos Ramirez: You swam all the way?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006) See more »

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Soars To New Heights On DVD
10 September 2006 | by phillindholmSee all my reviews

Watching a show like "The Flying Nun" is like experiencing part of a 60's time capsule (in the best sense) because it's light years away from today's television fare. Starring the young Sally Field as a novice at the Convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico (who, incidentally, can fly) and co-starring such worthies as Madeleine Sherwood (as Mother Superior), Alejandro Rey (as playboy Carlos Ramirez) and Marge Redmond (as Sister Jacqueline), the makers of the show actually triumphed over its admittedly outrageous premise and crafted a series full of humor and heart. Field was ideally cast as Sister Bertrille (the former Elsie Etherington) who eventually wins over even the staid Mother Superior with her undeniable charm, high spirits and always good intentions. The gradual way in which she endears herself to The Reverand Mother (beautifully played by the gifted Sherwood) and the often exasperated Carlos, is unexpectedly moving. The show is beautifully photographed as well, and sports a truly lovely musical score. Marge Redmond (who served her convent apprenticeship as a Nun in "The Trouble With Angels" the year before), is a warm and wise sidekick for Sister Bertrille. There are several up-and-coming future stars as well. The first two seasons are now out on DVD and they have stood the test of time. It's easy to call the series just a throwback to a more innocent era, but there's more to it than that. Just watch the wonderfully touching episodes in the first season--the truly touching "Tonio's Mother", "The Dig-in" and "The Sister and the Old Salt". They tug at the heartstrings without being the least bit cloying. And for those who demand variety, there's "With Love From Irving" in which Sister Bertrille is stalked by a lovesick pelican! As a bonus, several episodes feature Field singing, something she did very well, and the songs are charming as a result. Vividly restored on DVD, "The Flying Nun" remains as enjoyable as ever--can't wait for season three!


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