Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier makes history from this film as the first African American to win the Best Actor Academy Award. And what an excellent performance he gave! He plays a wandering freelancer who stumbles upon an obscure and tiny convent in the middle of Arizona. He asks the Mother for water, but she ends up tricking him into doing numerous odd jobs, including constructing a much needed chapel. An excellent comedy that is incredibly enjoyable. It's terrifically done; I recommend it to everybody.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino, Stanley Adams

Directed by:

Ralph Nelson


1963 comedy

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A+

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