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Lilies of the Field

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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