Lilies of the Field
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Lilies of the Field
A traveling laborer meets five nuns when his car radiator needs water in the Arizona desert. The appearance of Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) convinces the mother superior (Lilia Skala) he is an answer to her prayers to fix the farmhouse roof. Homer not only fixes the roof, but teaches the German nuns English and takes a second job to provide much needed materials for other projects at the convent. The townsfolk are suspicious of the stranger, who disappears for two weeks without a trace. Homer returns to the convent ready to renew his commitment to the nuns. He wins the hearts of the nuns and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ralph Nelson's melodrama is best known for featuring the Oscar-winning performance of Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win the male lead award."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Despite the divergence in faith and culture, a tolerant ecumenical respect characterizes the relationship between Smith and the sisters."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Charmingly offbeat"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Lilies is a humble and humorous tribute to pride, faith, and perseverance, and that's more than enough. Amen."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Simple story about big hearts. Potier is wonderful."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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