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Lilies of the Field (5-Jul-1963)

Director: Ralph Nelson

Writer: James Poe

From novel: The Lilies of the Field by William E. Barrett

Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Producer: Ralph Nelson

Keywords: Drama

A group of nuns that escaped from East Germany believe that Homer, African-American ex-soldier handyman, is an instrument sent by God to build them a Church. Sydney Poitier won an Oscar for Best Actor; the film received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adaptation and Best Cinematography. Produced on a $240,000 budget; filmed in the span of two weeks.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sidney Poitier
20-Feb-1927   In The Heat Of The Night
Lilia Skala
28-Nov-1896 18-Dec-1994 Lilies of the Field


Sidney Poitier   ...   Homer Smith
Lilia Skala   ...   Mother Maria
Lisa Mann   ...   Sister Gertrude
Isa Crino   ...   Sister Agnes
Francesca Jarvis   ...   Sister Albertine
Pamela Branch   ...   Sister Elizabeth
Stanley Adams   ...   Juan
Dan Frazer   ...   Fr. Murphy


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