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Samson and Delilah (1949)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Samson and Delilah (1949)

In Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical epic:

  • hunk Samson's (Victor Mature) quick bit of dialogue before a kiss with potential pretty Philistine bride Semadar (Angela Lansbury): (Samson: "What is sweeter than honey?" Semadar: "What is stronger than a lion?")
  • Samson's destruction of the Philistinian army with the jawbone of an ass in a savage battle scene
  • Semadar's younger sister Delilah's (Hedy Lamarr) seduction of Samson and the shearing of his locks after drugging him, to weaken him and to betray him to the enemy Philistines
  • the spectacular scene of the blinded Samson's destruction of the temple of Dagon after his hair grew back, after he was led by remorseful Delilah to the main support pillars to topple them and crush everyone


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