Lilies of the Field
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- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles in French & Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 6, 2001
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Lilia Skala & Stanley Adams|
|Directed by||Ralph Nelson|
|Edited by||John W. McCafferty|
|Screenplay by||James Poe|
|Composition by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Produced by||Ralph Nelson|
|Director of Photography:||Ernest Haller|
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
- Theatrical Release: October 19, 1963.
- Filmed entirely on location in Arizona.
- Director Ralph Nelson appears in a cameo as Mr. Ashton.
- In addition to Sidney Poitier's win for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the film garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Lilia Skala (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Ernest Haller (Best Cinematography, Black & White), and James Poe (Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium).
Ralph Nelson directed a made-for-television sequel called CHRISTMAS LILIES OF THE FIELD, which aired on December 16, 1979, and featured Billy Dee Williams in Poitier's role.
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