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1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
When traveling African-American handyman Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) stops by a farm in rural Arizona, he is welcomed by a group of Roman Catholic nuns who have emigrated from Germany. Realizing that the farm needs a lot of work, Homer takes on a number of repair projects for the women, who are led by the headstrong Mother Maria (Lilia Skala). Impressed by Homer's kindness and strong work ethic, the nuns come to believe that he has been sent by God to help build them a chapel.

Cast: Sidney Poitier , Lilia Skala , Lisa Mann , Isa Crino , Francesca Jarvis , Pamela Branch , Stanley Adams , Dan Frazer

Director: Ralph Nelson

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: United Artists

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Release Date: February 16th, 1963|1 hr. 34 min.

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  • January 17, 2013 oorangeglo
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    This was a wondeful film and Poitier at his best. He should have received an Acadamey Award, if he didn\'t already and the picture should have also. I loved this movie when I first saw it *********** still love it today.

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