Lilies of the Field
is a 1963
film which tells the story of an African-American
drifter who encounters a group of nuns
who feel he has been sent to them to help them build a new church. It stars Sidney Poitier
, Lilia Skala[?]
, Lisa Mann[?]
, Isa Crino[?]
, Francesca Jarvis[?]
, Pamela Branch[?]
, Stanley Adams[?]
and Dan Frazer[?]
The movie was adapted by James Poe[?] from the novel by William E. Barrett[?]. It was directed by Ralph Nelson[?].
It won the Academy Award for Best Actor (Sidney Poitier) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Lilia Skala), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Poitier was the first African-American actor to win a Best Actor Oscar for his role in this film.
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