About the Film

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…

Director: Ralph Nelson
Year: 1963
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann
Created By: James Poe, William E. Barrett

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