Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier
Director: Ralph Nelson Cast: Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
, Lilia Skala
Lilia Skala
, Lisa Mann
Lisa Mann
Ralph Nelson


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Sidney Poitier plays Homer Smith, an aimless ex-GI who takes a temporary handyman job at a Southwestern farm maintained by five German nuns. It is the cherished dream of the Mother Superior (Lilia Skala) to build a chapel (or, as she says, a "shapel"). She is convinced that the personable Homer has been sent from Above to help her realize her dream. He protests loudly and rudely, but she will not be dissuaded. How Homer accomplishes her goal, endears himself to the surrounding townsfolk, and avoids an arrest for a previous crime, comprises the heart of Lilies of the Field. The film, adapted by James Poe from a novel by William E. Barrett, was later remade for television, and it won Poitier an Academy Award for Best Actor, the first time that award was given to an African-American.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2015
UPC: 0738329163723
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 4,533

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lilies of the Field
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [15:07]
3. Chapter 3 [11:29]
4. Chapter 4 [11:36]
5. Chapter 5 [14:15]
6. Chapter 6 [12:03]
7. Chapter 7 [10:31]
8. Chapter 8 [9:41]
9. Chapter 9 [9:40]

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