Change of Habit

Universal City, CA: Universal, 1969. First Draft script for the 1969 film.

Michelle Gallagher (Moore), Irene Hawkins (McNair) and Barbara Bennett (Elliot) are three nuns who volunteer to go as nurses into a mixed-race neighborhood, without their customary garb. The clinic where they are sent is run by John Carpenter (Presley), a young doctor. As Dr. Carpenter sings to the ailing children, in a strange and symbolic parallel, Sister Michelle is transfixed both by a crucifix hanging on the wall.

Elvis' last acting film credit.

Shot on location at the Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, California.

Green titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, and production No. 00835 (marked through in red ink with "02032"), dated January 24, 1969. Title page present, undated, noted as First Draft Screenplay, with a credit for screenwriter Bercovici. 123 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 120. Mechanically reproduced on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #135014]

Price: $650.00