He, of course, has assigned himself the title role — the unsinkable Mother Superior of St. Veronica's, which, in ways large and small, is overrun with mad nuns. Busch explains, "I actually play a very lovely, sanctimonious nun of the Rosalind Russell-Loretta Young school. I could never be quite as effective as Greer Garson, although I think I'll wear maybe a little less eyeliner. I love that nuns in Hollywood movies always have false eyelashes.
"I love those movies, and I thought 'I'm going to get only one shot at playing a nun' so I had to put in every possible moment that I've wanted to play in a nun movie."
He has gotten it down to a science: There's a nun with a stigmata; Julie Halston plays a nun undergoing a very intense sexual hysteria; instead of Ingrid Bergman's boxing lesson, Busch teaches a young boy how to swing a bat — and tries to persuade a grouchy, Irish philanthropist to turn her home into a new Catholic school.
The nuns in her (dis)order include Alison Fraser, Amy Rutberg and Jennifer Van Dyck. Jonathan Walker has the lone male role. Busch vet Carl Andress directs.