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Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field(1963)

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Brief Synopsis

An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.

Cast & Crew

Ralph Nelson Director
Sidney Poitier Homer Smith
Lilia Skala Mother Maria
Lisa Mann Sister Gertrude
Isa Crino Sister Agnes
Francesca Jarvis Sister Albertine
Pamela Branch Sister Elizabeth
Dan Frazer Father Murphy
Ralph Nelson Mr. Ashton
Ernest Haller Director of Photography
James Poe Screenwriter
Ralph Nelson Producer

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Denver, Colorado, opening: 25 Sep 1963
Release Date:  1963 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Rainbow Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  97 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Lilies of the Field

    Michael Whitty 2017-01-29

    A traveling handyman comes upon a group of nuns from Germany in the Arizona desert. They get him to build them a chapel and eventually others want to get... MORE>

  • Lilies of the Field

    Goetan 2014-02-13

    A charming, funny film. Poitier became the first African-American performer to win an Oscar for a Leading role as a handyman tasked with building a chapel... MORE>

  • Lilies of the Field

    Mobile 2011-09-01

    This movie incorporates an interwoven telling of a simple character intersecting apparently randomly at figurative and literal crossroads in his life and... MORE>