Nasty Habits
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Nasty Habits
This controversial film is based on two sources; The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark, and the Watergate hearings of the U.S. Congress. The resulting film mirrors Watergate as if it had occurred in a Philadelphia Roman Catholic convent among nuns lustily fighting a political battle for, among other things, the leadership of the abbey. When the old abbess (Edith Evans in her final performance) dies without indicating her successor, a pitched battle begins between the arch-conservative nun Alexandra (Glenda Jackson) and the liberal free-spirit Felicity (Susan Penhaligon). Before the story ends, a… More

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"This comic tale about corruption in pious places packs a lively moral wallop!"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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