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127 Ratings

Lilies of the Field

Directed by Ralph Nelson
United States, 1963
Comedy, Drama


An unemployed construction worker stops at a remote farm in the desert when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior, who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church.

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Lilies of the Field Directed by Ralph Nelson

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1963 | 3 wins including: Interfilm Award

1963 | Honorable Mention: Best Feature Film Suitable for Young People (Youth Film Award)

Academy Awards

1964 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1964 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1963 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1965 | 2 nominations including: Best Foreign Actor

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