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The Flying Nun 

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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.
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3   2   1  
1970   1969   1968   1967  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sally Field ...  Sister Bertrille / ... 82 episodes, 1967-1970
Marge Redmond ...  Sister Jacqueline 80 episodes, 1967-1970
Madeleine Sherwood ...  Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 77 episodes, 1967-1970
Alejandro Rey ...  Carlos Ramirez / ... 75 episodes, 1967-1970
Shelley Morrison ...  Sister Sixto 56 episodes, 1967-1970
Linda Dangcil Linda Dangcil ...  Sister Ana 39 episodes, 1967-1970
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Storyline

The large headgear on 90-pound novice Sister Bertrille, of the convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico, enables her to fly in any stiff breeze. Her gift enables her to aid others, whether they wish it or not. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La novicia voladora See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(82 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In one episode, Sister Bertrille is looking at home movies of herself from when she was a teenager. The home movies were actually footage from Sally Field's previous series Gidget (1965). See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits when Sister Bertrille is being dragged along by a fog a wire can be seen holding her up. See more »

Quotes

Sister Bertrille: [Sister Bertrille is pulled aboard Carlos' yacht] I come from the United States.
Carlos Ramirez: You swam all the way?
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Connections

Spoofed in The Goodies: U-Friend or UFO (1980) See more »

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A certain mysticism
28 April 2003 | by benederetSee all my reviews

I am a 1960's TV trivia buff and do appreciate shows like The Flying Nun. I sat up and watched it late at night on TV Land and enjoyed what most today would consider ludicrous; or was it? I'd like to think that inspite of its premise: a 90 lb nun, whose cornet on a windy day enabled her to fly, inspired the notion of today's hanggliding. Someone must have felt that flying on aerodynamics was in someway, somehow possible. Sister Bertrille makes it look real and appealing. An ancient songwriter once said,"Oh that I had the wings of a dove so that I could fly away and be at rest". This longing is literally portrayed in the acting of Sally Field. It gives me a sense of mental relaxation in an era when television has lost its innocency and decency. Alejandro Rey was par excellence in his portrayal of Carlos Romeros. He stands on an equal level with the stupendous acting of Desi Arnaz, Sr.. Both Hispanics were equally irritated at the sometimes crazy antics of American-born female co-stars. Both displayed this annoyance in such a realistic and believable manner it was easy for the audience to accept their ethnicity. It would be nice if shows like this were immortalized in Hollywood.


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