God Is the Bigger Elvis

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God Is the Bigger Elvis
Directed by Rebecca Cammisa
Produced by Julie Anderson,
Rebecca Cammisa
Starring Dolores Hart
Music by James Lavino
Cinematography Claudia Raschke-Robinson
Edited by Geeta Gandbhir
Release date
April 5, 2012 (HBO)[1]
Running time
37 minutes
Country United States
Language English

God Is the Bigger Elvis is a 2011 documentary film about actress Dolores Hart, who abandoned her successful career at the age of 24 to become a Benedictine nun. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).[2][3]

In 1957, Dolores Hart co-starred with Elvis Presley in the Paramount motion picture Loving You. It was in this film that she kissed Elvis. This was Elvis' very first on-screen kiss in a movie. Both Dolores and Elvis would reunite the following year in Michael Curtiz's King Creole.


Award Category Recipient Result
84th Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) Nominated


  1. ^ Oscar's Doc Shorts: So Serious -- Except for the One About Elvis and the Nun Reuters
  2. ^ A world of heartbreak — and hope — in Oscar short docs Washington Examiner
  3. ^ Nun who co-starred with Elvis will return to the Oscars USA Today

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