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Change of Habit (1969)

An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.

Director:

William A. Graham (as William Graham)

Writers:

James Lee (screenplay), S.S. Schweitzer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Dr. John Carpenter
Mary Tyler Moore ... Sister Michelle
Barbara McNair ... Sister Irene
Jane Elliot ... Sister Barbara
Leora Dana ... Mother Joseph
Edward Asner ... Lt. Moretti
Robert Emhardt ... The Banker
Regis Toomey ... Father Gibbons
Doro Merande ... Rose
Ruth McDevitt ... Lily
Richard Carlson ... Bishop Finley
Nefti Millet Nefti Millet ... Julio Hernandez
Laura Figueroa Laura Figueroa ... Desiree
Lorena Kirk Lorena Kirk ... Amanda
Virginia Vincent ... Miss Parker
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

Could he change her life, could she forget her vows and follow her heart... See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In a 1995 interview on the Terry Gross radio show, "Fresh Air", Mary Tyler Moore stated she was Elvis' last leading lady. She added that Elvis was quoted as saying there was only one leading lady he did not sleep with. Moore implied to Terry Gross that she was that one leading lady. See more »

Goofs

The story supposedly takes place in New York City but it was filmed at Universal Studios in California. When the nuns are standing outside their apartment building in what is supposed to be New York City there is a car parked close to them that obviously has California plates on it, revealing the fact that the movie was actually filmed in California. See more »

Quotes

Sister Irene: I think our neighbours are Catholic.
Sister Michelle: Yes, it's too bad they're not Christian.
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Connections

Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Killer Moves (2014) See more »

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Have a Happy
(uncredited)
Written by Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Watch to the end.
29 December 2009 | by rogerinjpSee all my reviews

This movie is dated in a lot of ways, and not so dated in others. The fact that it was made at the end of the 60's comes out not only in the topics, but the way the movie was made, using modern (for the time--but maybe outdated for movies now) sets, filming techniques, and even story lines. Still, we see here that Elvis was an outstanding actor. It was not hard to think he was anything other than the character he played in this movie. I also have to add that he looks extremely cool in this movie!

The part that really shines in this movie is the last 20 minutes. The complicated love between Elvis' and Mary Tyler Moore's characters is NOT outdated at all. This part of the movie is played out really well. On top of this, finding out the destinies of the other sisters will leave us as viewers with a lasting impression.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Change of Habit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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