Saturday, May 17, 2008
Lilies of the Field
Last night, we watched Lilies of the Field on the Turner Classic Movies channel. It's a 1963 film about a drifter (Sydney Portier) that stops by a farm to get some water. Five German nuns are living on this farm. When Mother Maria (Lilia Skala) sees that he is a "big strong man" she says that God sent him, and that he will stay with them and help them.
Homer Smith (Portier) insists that this is not so, and so on.
He ends up fixing their roof, expecting pay for it. After spending a night there and not getting paid the next morning, he is eventually 'conned' into building them a chapel and staying with them for a long period of time.
I found the movie funny, unique, and very interesting. If you are fan of Black and Whites, I definitely recommend it! I wouldn't mind having this one, actually....and if you want to watch a trailer, I included the link to one below.