Running time: 93 minutes
Release date: 1/21/70
"Change of Habit," Rubberneckin'," "Let Us Pray," "Have A Happy."
Produced by Joe Connelly
Directed by William Graham
Associate Producer: Irving Paley
Screenplay by James Lee, S. S. Schweitzer and Eric Bercovici
Based on a Story by John Joseph and Richard Morris
Photographed by Russell Metty, A.S.C.
Edited by Douglas Stewart
Music by William Goldenberg
Technical Advisor: Colonel Tom Parker
Color by Technicolor
|Dr. John Carpenter||Elvis Presley|
|Sister Michelle||Mary Tyler Moore|
|Sister Irene||Barbara McNair|
|Sister Barbara||Jane Elliot|
|Mother Joseph||Leorna Dana|
|Lt. Moretti||Edward Asner|
|The Banker||Robert Emhart|
|Father Gibbons||Regis Toomey|
|Bishop Finley||Richard Carlson|
|Julio Hernandez||Nefti Millet|
Dr. John Carpenter is a hip, devoted doctor heading a clinic in a Latin-Negro slum neighborhood. Three nuns, Sister Michelle, Sister Irene and Sister Barbara, are instructed to do social work in the ghetto, and change their habit (nun's garb) in favor of modern dress. They do good work but their mission is misunderstood by more conservative elements in the Church and they must take up the habit again. Then Dr. John Carpenter discovers the nurse he loves is a nun.
After more good works, the girls are further misunderstood and sent back to the convent where Sister Michelle pines for Dr. John Carpenter. She returns to the old neighborhood to watch Dr. John Carpenter leading a rock 'n' roll mass. She must make a choice, Dr. John Carpenter or the Church. Which one she picks is left for the audience to decide.