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Lilies of the Field

1963 Rated NR 1hr 35m

Aimless ex-soldier Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) is on his way to California when his car overheats in the desert. He stops to get some water at an isolated farm and soon finds himself building a chapel for the nuns who live there. The stern mother superior (Lilia Skala) is certain God has sent Smith for just that purpose, and all of Smith's words to the contrary fall on deaf ears in this Oscar-winning film from director Ralph Nelson.

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Movie Details

1965 BAFTA®
1964 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
1964 Academy Award®
  • Best Actor: Sidney Poitier
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Lilia Skala
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; no region code; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer.