And now for a long-overdue look at the rude and probably racist grocery manager of Change of Habit (1969), Elvis Presley‘s last feature film. He has just realized that the mild-mannered nun he just sold a mop handle to is in fact his crusading nemesis, Sister Barbara (Jane Elliot).
Timothy was directed here by the late William A. Graham, who also guided him through Waterhole #3 (1967) and The Name of the Game episode “Fear of High Places” (9.20.68).
Better late than never, today’s pic revisits Change of Habit (1969), Elvis Presley‘s last feature film. Timothy’s grocery store manager is about to give Sister Barbara (Jane Elliot) a deal on a mop handle, not realizing that she is his activist nemesis.
This was also the last feature film for Richard Carlson, who portrays the nuns’ superior Bishop Finley. Most remember him from such 1950s horror/sci-fi classics as Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and The Magnetic Monster (1953). He also did several educational shorts for Bell Labs that were directed and/or co-written by Frank Capra.
EDITOR’S NOTE 10/01/14: Another one bites the dust on copyright grounds. My apologies.
Our video(s) for this week highlight Tim’s appearance in the Elvis Presley vehicle Change of Habit (1969). He portrays the probably racist manager of the Ajax Market who gets his comeuppance in a manner I’m sure he was not expecting. Tim first appears at about 7:16 in the first video, and 7:23 in the second.
Jane Elliot, seen here as spunky social activist Sister Barbara, is another of Timothy’s co-stars who has been a busy television actor for nearly 50 years. She’s been a General Hospital mainstay since 1978.