His impact also applies to The Defiant Ones (1958) and Lilies of the Field
, where he "[brought] a dimension to the script that cannot be written into it," a product "of his strength and integrity as an actor" (Kelley 1983, 143).
Jesus reminds us to consider the lilies of the fields
and how they neither toil nor spin.
Sidney Poitier won the best actor Oscar for his role in Lilies of the Field
. In the 1963 film, he played construction worker Homer Smith, whom a group of nuns believe was sent to them by God to build their church.
Human beings would be more like the "lilies of the field
, who toil not, neither do they spin."
Poitier, 82, who was the first black actor to win an Oscar for a leading role, in 1963's Lilies of the Field
, is said to have "left an indelible mark on American culture".
Poitier won the title in 1963 for Lilies of the Field
It's a very gentle introduction to the Christian faith" Holy Socks come in designs that include Jonah and the whale (right), the lilies of the field
, and the seven cows (Genesis 41).They are made in England.
Sidney Poitier (below) wins the best actor Oscar for his role in Lilies Of The Field
while Patricia Neal is best actress for Hud and Tom Jones is best film.
The following movies are examined in this volume: Regeneration (1915), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Song of Bernadette (1943), Going My Way (1944), Seven Cities of Gold (1955), Lilies of the Field
(1963), The Godfather Trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990), The Exorcist (1973), True Confessions (1981), Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996), Santitos (1999), Dogma (1999), and The Passion of the Christ (2004).
Both books, the previous and the latest, a so-called "spiritual autobiography", share many of the same material about his stellar life in film, recycling similar anecdotes about his work in the ground-breaking Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun, and other roles in such movies as The Blackboard Jungle, The Defiant Ones, Lilies of the Field
, To Sir With Love, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
(The Lilac Sunbonnet  receives a one sentence description while Lilies of the Field
(1963) with Sidney Poitier has a full paragraph.)
The lilies of the field
, the birds of the air, weeds and wheat, all afforded him opportunities to show how God operates in creation.