“Samson And Delilah”
When Cecil B. De Mille makes a picture, two things are certain; it will be a spectacle and it will be good entertainment, too. “Samson and Delilah” offered De Mille the opportunity to outdo himself. The scenes where Samson destroys the temple, kills a lion with his bare hands and slays one thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass will be long remembered. Above all, however, there’s the three-cornered love story of Delilah, Semadar and Miriam, each of whom, in her own way, loves Samson too well.
Cecil B. De Mille directs Henry Wilcoxon, Angela Lansbury and Victor Mature in the dramatic wedding scene. The seventy-six-year-old De Mille sent a special unit on 2,000-mile trek across North Africa to collect props for picture
The wedding feast which ends in tragedy for Henry Wilcoxon, Angela Lansbury, Victor Mature
The Saran (George Sanders) reluctantly agrees to let Delilah (Hedy Lamarr) try her plan to capture the mighty Samson
Delilah discovers the secret of Samson’s (Vic Mature) great strength, his hair, cuts it after she has drugged him
Torn by remorse, Delilah pleads with Samson to leave with her. But the blinded captive’s prayer has been answered
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE JANUARY 1950