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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.

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Mother Joseph
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The Banker
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Father Gibbons
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Rose
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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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Could he change her life, could she forget her vows and follow her heart... See more »

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21 January 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Este es mi camino  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Mary Tyler Moore and Edward Asner would soon become co-stars of her self-named Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show. In Change of Habit, however, they shared no scenes together. 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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Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »

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Change of Habit
Music by Ben Weisman
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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interesting but underrated
15 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Unlike earlier films featuring Elvis Presley that involve mostly singing, partying, playing the hero, and getting the girl, he actually plays more serious roles here. Nevertheless, this movie is underrated. At the time it was released, the film was probably used as a social-political instrument for change but watching it now refreshingly brings the audience back to a time when people thought things differently and society was going through tumultuous social changes. This film captures the full spirit of its time and really sets the stage for the dawn of the 1970's. It is also a surprise that so many reviewers do not mention much about this side of the film as it probably was the intention of its directors.


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