The Flying Nun - The Complete First Season
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The "Complete First Season" of "The Flying Nun", contains all 29 episodes of the 1967-1968 season plus the original pilot which introduces all the characters and the locales that we grew to know so well over the three seasons that the show ran.Read more ›
Based on the writings of Tere Rios, the show told the story of a young Bostonian novice nun called Elsie Ethrington (Sally Field), aka Sister Bertrille, who travels to the Puerto Rican island of San Juan for her first posting at the Convent San Tanco. Sister Bertrille discovers on the windswept island that she has the uncanny ability to fly, thanks to her light physique and the aerodynamic qualities of her cornette. Sister Bertrille attempts to keep her airborne activities under control but the sparky novice always has a nose for trouble, as San Juan's most eligible playboy Carlos Ramirez (Alejandro Rey), the Reverend Mother Plaseato (Madeleine Sherwood), Sister Jacqueline (Marge Redmond) and Sister Sixto (Shelley Morrison) will all soon discover!
Following the premature folding of the ABC-Screen Gems "Gidget" sitcom (also now available in it's entirety on DVD), producers quickly cast Sally Field as the charming Sister Bertrille, cementing her place as one of the most promising young actresses of her generation. Her performance as San Tanco's effervescent and airborne nun earned Field legions of fans. THE FLYING NUN would run for 3 seasons earning great acclaim for Field, the cast and writers who managed to keep a dignified and reverent tone to the series while still remaining true to the sitcom mode which the show was presented in. During most of it's original run on ABC, THE FLYING NUN was featured in a line-up with "Bewitched" and "That Girl".Read more ›
Although this show is very innocent by today's standards, there was some sexual innuendo throughout the show with Carlos and his "lady-friends". But you really had to read between the lines for that.
The special effects on the show are dated by today's standards, but were very much first rate for the 1960's. The sound on the episodes has been restored to original quality. The picture quality is fabulous. I just recently viewed an old videotape of the Flying Nun from when Screen Gems had "vintage episodes" tapes, and the difference is remarkable. It's like going from rabbit ears to cable.
This is a fun show for kids and kids at heart like myself. If you like fun fantasy and have never seen "The Flying Nun", check out the show that made Sally Field a household name.
Nostalgia that everyone should own, If only to see how cute and spunky Sally Fields was at that age.
I really love this show and hope they bring out the next two seasons soon
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Very old movie, but very funny. You had to have seen it when it first came out, to appreciate it.Published 3 days ago by Gen
Was fun to relive my childhood. It stood up pretty well where others shows made me groan as to "What WAS I thinking?"Published 4 months ago by Geoffery L. Williams
Just wish Sally Field hadn't gotten down on it so much, I use to love it until I saw her interview about it! She was so cute in it!Published 11 months ago by Pamela K. Chambers
Funny, quirky, gentle feel-good humor, and I like to believe it could happen. Inspirational through every-day be-good-to-people situations. Read morePublished 12 months ago by DOROTHY
This was Sally Field's 2nd TV series This was a clean cut light comedy series that lasted for 3 years. There were memorable characters that were guest actors. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dennis