Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field (1962)

Novel: Lilies of the Field ()
Published/Performed: 1962

Author: William Edmund Barrett
Born: Nov 16, 1900 New York City, NY
Passed: Sep 14, 1986 Denver, CO

Film: Lilies of the Field
Released: 1963

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About the Novel Lilies of the Field:

Lilies of the Field is a 1962 semi-fictional novel by William Edmund Barrett (November 16, 1900 ? September 14, 1986) that is based on the true story of the Sisters of Walburga.[1] It was later adapted into the film Lilies of the Field, and for the musical stage with the title Look to the Lilies.

It tells the story of a black itinerant worker who encounters a group of East German Catholic nuns who are convinced he has been sent to them by God to help them build a new chapel. Despite not being paid, he stays on to help them build a church. It is a legend that has been told for many years.

The 1963 film adaptation Lilies of the Field starred Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams, and Dan Frazer. It was produced and directed by Ralph Nelson.

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