Samson and Delilah (1949)
1 Sheet Movie Poster
Dimension: 27" x 41"
Genre: Drama, Biblical Drama
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Synopsis: Samson and Delilah is Cecil B.
DeMille's characteristically expansive retelling of the events found in the Old
Testament passages of Judges 13-16. Victor Mature plays Samson, the superstrong
young Danite. Samson aspires to marry Philistine noblewoman Semadar (Angela
Lansbury), but she is killed when her people attack Samson as a blood enemy.
Seeking revenge, Semadar's younger sister Delilah (Hedy Lamarr) woos Samson in
hopes of discovering the secret of his strength, thus enabling her to destroy
him. When she learns that his source of his virility is his long hair, Delilah
plies Samson with drink, then gives him the Old Testament equivalent of a
buzzcut while he snores away. She delivers the helpless Samson to the
Philistines, ordering that he be put to work as a slave. Blinded and humiliated
by his enemies, Samson is a sorry shell of his former self. Ultimately, Samson's
hair grows back, thus setting the stage for the rousing climax wherein Samson
literally brings down the house upon the wayward Philistines. Hedy Lamarr is
pretty hopeless as Delilah, but Victor Mature is surprisingly good as Samson,
even when mouthing such idiotic lines as "That's all right. It's only a young
lion". Even better is George Sanders as The Saran of Gaza, who wisely opts to
underplay his florid villainy. The spectacular climax to Samson and Delilah
allows us to forget such dubious highlights as Samson's struggle with a
distressing phony lion and the tedious cat-and-mouse romantic scenes.
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Henry Wilcoxon, Russ
Tamblyn, Edgar Dearing, Olive Deering, Fay Holden, Julia Faye, William Farnum,
Lane Chandler, Moroni Olsen, Francis McDonald; Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille