Starring: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams
Director: Ralph Nelson
an Academy Award-winning performance by Poitier, and nominated for four
additional Oscars including Best Picture, Lilies of the Field is
"a funny, sentimental, charming and uplifting film" (The Hollywood Reporter).
Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier), an itinerant handyman, is driving
through the Arizona desert when he meets five impoverished nuns.
Stopping to fix their leaky farmhouse roof, Homer discovers that not
only will the Mother Superior not pay him for the job, but she also
wants him to build their chapel - for free! Hesitant at first,
Homer soon finds himself single-handedly raising the chapel and the
financing. But although he will not receive a monetary reward,
Homer knows that when his work is done, he'll leave that dusty desert
town a much better place than when he found it.
Rating: Not Rated. IMDB Parents Guide
Rating: A-I -- general patronage.
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Time: 95 Minutes
Black and White
Subtitles: French, Spanish