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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Sister Bertrille / ... 82 episodes, 1967-1970
...  Sister Jacqueline 80 episodes, 1967-1970
...  Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 77 episodes, 1967-1970
...  Carlos Ramirez / ... 75 episodes, 1967-1970
...  Sister Sixto 56 episodes, 1967-1970
Linda Dangcil ...  Sister Ana 39 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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7 September 1967 (USA)  »

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La novicia voladora  »

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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 »

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

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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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Referenced in All of Me (1984) See more »

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The squirreliest sister in South America!
14 January 2005 | by See 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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