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Movies @Columbus Library Presents: Lilies Of The Field (1963)


March 21, 2013

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 Starring: Sidney Poitier & Lilia Skala

Directed by Ralph Nelson       97 minutes; MGM/ UA; Not Rated; Black & White

Homer Smith, an aimless ex-soldier was on his way to California when his car overheats.  He stopped in the Arizona desert to get water at an isolated farm and soon finds himself in the company of a group of nuns.  The nuns persuade him to help them build a chapel.  As a result, a friendship developed between Homer and the nuns

Adapted from the 1962 novel " Lillies of the Field" by William Edmund Barrett. 

1963 Academy Award for Best Actor.