The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
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The Paola Story 

The Reverend Mother hires Paola Guzman as her temporary secretary. Paola, full of Latin flair with a penchant to do the bossa nova, is a bit at odds with the staunch Reverend Mother's style... See full summary »

Director:

Jerrold Bernstein (as Jerry Bernstein)

Writers:

Peggy Chantler Dick (teleplay), Michael Morris (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Sally Field ... Sister Bertrille
Marge Redmond ... Sister Jacqueline
Madeleine Sherwood ... Reverend Mother Superior Placido
Alejandro Rey ... Carlos Ramirez
Shelley Morrison ... Sister Sixto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chelsea Brown ... Paola Guzman
Carl Byrd Carl Byrd ... Lorenzo Guzman
Naomi Stevens ... Mrs. Emanuel
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The Reverend Mother hires Paola Guzman as her temporary secretary. Paola, full of Latin flair with a penchant to do the bossa nova, is a bit at odds with the staunch Reverend Mother's style, but Paola is admittedly an efficient secretary with a kind heart. The Reverend Mother is just about to let Paola go when Paola shows up at the convent with a 6-month old child named Anita. Paola states that she is looking after Anita for a single mother friend (her husband passed away) who is away in the States looking for a job. Paola was hoping to stay at the convent while she looks after the child. The sisters think Anita is actually Paola's child, especially since the story is much like a movie Sister Sixto saw recently on television. As such, the Reverend Mother allows Paola and Anita to take refuge at the convent, and lets Paola keep her job. However through Carlos, Sister Bertrille learns that Paola was once married to Lorenzo Guzman, from whom she got an annulment due to his gambling ways.... Written by Huggo

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1969 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Paola Problems
12 September 2018 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

Paola Guzman (Chelsea Brown, "Laugh-In") has been sent by an employment agency to the convent as a temporary secretary for the Reverend Mother. She is a poor fit as a secretary, spending most of her time doing the bossa nova and talking with boyfriends on the phone. The Reverend Mother decides to fire her, but reconsiders when Paola shows up with a baby, claiming it belongs to her best friend who has abandoned her. The Reverend Mother and Sisters Sixto and Jacqueline suspect the child is actually Paola's and spy to find the truth. Sister Bertrille feels Carlos is the father when she says "it is all his fault". Carlos explains that Paola has a husband named Lorenzo (Carl Byrd) who is a house painter, and Sister Bertrille brings him to the convent to force a talk with Paola.

A terrible script and message.


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