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Lilies of the Field (1963)

Directed by Ralph Nelson. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala,Stanley Adams. A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five Germanrefugee nuns in Arizona and stops to fix their farmhouse roof.Homer discovers that not only will the Mother Superior not pay himfor the job, but she also expects him to build their chapel -- forfree! Sidney Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor for thisfilm, the first such award given to an African American actor. 95min.Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
Academy Award - Best Actor (Sidney Poitier)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture Actor -Drama Sidney Poitier; Best Film Promoting InternationalUnderstanding
See also:
Kelley, Samuel L. The evolution of characterportrayals in the films of Sidney Poitier, 1950-1978(NEWS: MICROFICHE.6030.Unit 98)
Keyser, Lester J. The cinema of SidneyPoitier : the black man's changing role on the Americanscreen. San Diego, [Calif. : A. S. Barnes, c1980 (MAIN:PN2287.P57 .K4)
Marill, Alvin H. The films of SidneyPoitier Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1978. (MAIN:PN2287 .P57M3)