Lilies of the Field (1963)

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  • Trailer for this black and white classic

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A travelling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Cast

  • Sidney Poitier
  • Lilia Skala
  • Lisa Mann
  • Isa Crino
  • Francesca Jarvis
  • Pamela Branch
  • Stanley Adams
  • Dan Frazer

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Metacritic

40

Well-meaning rot from 1963.

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
60

An uplifting film that cemented the reputation of its star.

Metacritic review by Alan Morrison
Alan Morrison
Empire
60

It might be significant as an early independent movie made good, but Poitier got better when he got angrier for In the Heat of the Night four years later.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out