An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
Edna May Oliver
The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »
Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson, strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar, whom he wins by virtue of a contest of strength. But Semadar betrays him, and Samson engages in a fight with her real love, Ahtur, and his soldiers. Semadar is killed, and her sister Delilah, who had loved Samson in silence, now vows vengeance against him. She plans to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength and then to betray him to the Philistine leader, the Saran. Written by
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Victor Young's lush background music, nominated for an Academy Award in the competition for 1950, would become his penultimate best-score recognition, followed by his posthumous win for Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). In the years between, the Academy failed to nominate two superlative, nuanced Young scores - for The Quiet Man (1952) and Shane (1953). See more »
After Samson puts Delilah down on the stairs in the prison house and walks away from her, she is seen getting up twice. See more »
Why should our guests care about a stupid game of words?
It's no game to them. It's Danite against Philistine.
The wine has dulled their senses.
It hasn't dulled their anger.
You're trying to frighten me because you don't want me to marry Samson.
I don't want you to marry Samson but... there's hatred down there at your wedding feast. They think you've joined Samson against us.
But I haven't. Tell them I haven't.
No. You tell them the answer to the riddle.
But I don't know it.
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As Samson and Delilah (1949) starts, the title is written on scroll, that is opened, to be read. The remaining opening credits, after the scroll and title, are normal. Closing credits are normal, also. See more »
Hedy Lamarr as Delilah, makes this a truly memorable film.
Hedy Lamarr was the most beautiful woman in films. Her ability as an actress was limited, but as a femme fatale, capable of bringing down a mighty warrior, she certainly was convincing to me. The fact that Samson fell for Angela Langsbury, in the first place, was laughable. Victor Mature was a good choice, for the part of Samson. George Sanders gave the best performance; he simply had no peer, when it came to playing sophisticated, world-weary, men of wisdom. Compare this role to his part in Rebecca, All About Eve, and you'll see what I mean. Again, just watching Hedy Lamarr, is like watching a beautiful work of art. Entertaining, old fashion Hollywood stuff. They don't make them like this anymore, and there certainly is no contemporary beauty that comes close to Hedy Lamarr.
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