Lilies of the Field (1963) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Homer Smith, an unemployed construction worker heading out west, stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict Mother Maria, who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much-needed church in the desert...

    - Written by Christopher J. Thompson <thompson@amath.washington.edu>
  • Initially deviated by the trouble of adjustments and some local opinions about Mother Maria, Smith finally makes-up his mind to build the Chapel. The movie features how a selfless devotion can inspire a person to find a motive in life and restores faith in the mankind.

    - Written by Upendra Handa
  • A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

    - Written by Anonymous


Lilies Of The Field is the story of a group of Catholic nuns who escape from the Communist held portion of Berlin and come to the United States. They have a small holding in a southwestern state where they are attempting to set up a school...

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