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Lilies of the Field (1963)

94 min - Comedy, Drama - 4 June 1963
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An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior (Mother Maria), who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert...

Director:  Ralph Nelson
Stars:  Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Isa Crino, Lisa Mann, Stanley Adams, Francesca Jarvis, Pamela Branch, Dan Frazer

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An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior (Mother Maria), who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert...



Tagline: Sidney Poitier as the life-loving ex-GI who one day encounters five nuns escaped from beyond the Berlin Wall...

Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  4 June 1963

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Rainbow Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 34 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR — Sidney Poitier {“Homer Smith”} – WON
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Lilia Skala {“Mother Maria”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Ernest Haller
BEST PICTURE — Ralph Nelson, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — James Poe


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