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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:

When the King of Rock Meets the Queen of Comedy, Romance Rules. [DVD tagline] See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This never received a cinema release in the UK. It was premiered instead on BBC One on August 24th, 1971. 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 Michelle: [after she reveals herself to be a nun, Dr. Carpenter is shocked] Say something.
Dr. John Carpenter: I'll be damned.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.95 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Change of Habit
Music by Ben Weisman
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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A swinging doctor brings help to the ghetto.
29 November 1999 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

A hip, young Dr. John Carpenter (Elvis Presley) comes to a bad neighborhood slum to manage a clinic. He hires three nurses, unknowing that they are nuns in plain clothes. One of the nurses (Mary Tyler Moore), falls in love with the guitar playing doctor and has to make up her mind to stay with him or go back to the church. This is Presley's last scripted movie and probably never looked better. Four songs make up the soundtrack featuring the million seller "Rubberneckin'". Also in the cast are Jane Elliot, Barbara McNair, Robert Emhart and Ed Asner. Great for repeat viewing.


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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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