Lilies of the Field (1963) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Ralph Nelson and produced by Ralph Nelson and J. Paul Popkin.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by William Edmund Barrett published in 1962.
Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Sidney Poitier||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Lilia Skala||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Ernest Haller||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Ralph Nelson, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||James Poe||Nominated|
Lilies of the Field (1963): Starring Sidney PoitierBy 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 1, 2022 From 4 Star Films
The ample joys of Lilies of the Field come out of it being a kind of modern-day parable. It’s a modest and simple story, shot over 15 days by director Ralph Nelson, with a source novel gaining inspiration from the passage of the Christian scripture: “Consider the lilies of the field, how... Read full article
Lilies of the Field (1963)By Beatrice on Jan 13, 2018 From Flickers in Time
Lilies of the Field Directed by Ralph Nelson Written by James Poe from a novel by William E. Barret 1963/USA Rainbow Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Here’s another one I saw in my youth. ?I still love the humor and Sidney Portier’s performance. Homer Smith (Portier) is dri... Read full article
Lilies of the Field (1963)By Amanda Garrett on Feb 18, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm reviewing the inspirational film, Lilies of the Field (1963), starring Sidney Poitier as an itinerant carpenter who helps a group of nuns build a chapel. This article is part of the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema. Watching the inspiratio... Read full article
Lilies of the Field (1963)By Crystal J. Anderson on Oct 5, 2012 From Classic Film Review
Director: Ralph Nelson Writers: William Edmund Garrett (novel) and James Poe (screenplay) Music: Jerry Goldsmith Theme Song: “Amen” composed by Jester Harrison Genre: Drama/Comedy Main Cast: Sidney Poitier - Homer Smith (“Schmidt”) Lilia Skala - Mother Maria Lisa Mann ? Siste... Read full article
Lilies of the FieldBy Alyson on Dec 14, 2010 From The Best Picture Project
Many times, movies about religion just leave a bitter taste in my mouth. ?Their agenda simply becomes preaching, converting the non-believers and depicting the punishments of the unholy. ?I don?t care to watch someone give my soul an ultimatum. ?Movies are meant to be an escape, that safe place wher... Read full article
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Mother Maria: [the morning after a fiesta] Well, you are awake?
Homer Smith: Yeah, I guess so.
Mother Maria: Good.
[throws a cup of cold water in his face]
Homer Smith: Why'd you go and do that?
Mother Maria: The women last night, they say that is the only thing when a man has been mixing wine with tequila!
Homer Smith: I'm gonna mix you with tequila!
Homer Smith: I'm gonna' build me a chapel.
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Actor Sidney Poitier gave up his usual salary and agreed to do the film for a smaller amount and a percentage of the profits. He won the Best Actor Oscar for his efforts.
The title comes from the Sermon on the Mount.
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