Lilies of the Field (1963)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Ralph Nelson)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Lilia Skala)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (James Poe)Award details: (details at IMDb)
An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) 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 superior (Mother Maria), who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much needed church in the desert...