The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.
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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 81 episodes, 1967-1970
Madeleine Sherwood ...  Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 78 episodes, 1967-1970
Alejandro Rey ...  Carlos Ramirez / ... 75 episodes, 1967-1970
Shelley Morrison ...  Sister Sixto 55 episodes, 1967-1970
Linda Dangcil ...  Sister Ana 37 episodes, 1967-1970
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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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Trivia

Sister Jacqueline was a file clerk for an advertising firm before she became a nun. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits when Sister Bertrille is being dragged along by a dog, 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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Referenced in Mad Men: The Forecast (2015) See more »

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It's all about the 'ship
1 September 2006 | by melody23See all my reviews

The primary reason this series was as immensely popular with young girls as it was, was the relationship between Carlos Ramirez and Sister Bertrille (the secret is out -- most of the little girls of my era desperately wanted Sister Bertrille to run off with Carlos ... and no matter how TPTB tried to dissuade them, that fact never wavered). The two actors had amazing chemistry, a fact which no doubt reflected their friendship which lasted through the years. Forget the ludicrous premise and the almost cut-and-paste plot lines, the show has a gentle, genuine sweetness about it that just doesn't show up on TV these days. It's not treacly at all, despite the cynicism thrown at it. It's far from the worst TV show in the history of the medium. And it's a joy to see the work of Alejandro Rey, who had far too short a life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flying Nun See more »

Filming Locations:

Elysian Park, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

(82 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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